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FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 



GRADUATE CATALOG 



2011-2013 



Birthplace of "Lift Every Voice and Sing' 



Catalog Number 5 



Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097) 
Telephone number 404-679-4500 to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The University is 
also chartered by the State of Florida. 



STATEMENT OF DISCLOSURE 

The information contained in this catalog represents the current requirements, regulations, 
programs, fees and other charges of Florida Memorial University. Regulations and 
requirements stated herein, including fees and other charges, are subject to change without 
notice at the discretion of the Board of Trustees and the President of the University. The 
University further reserves the right to require a student to withdraw at any time as well as 
the right to impose probation on any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory. Admission 
based on false statements or documents will be voided. Credit will not be granted for classes 
taken under these circumstances. In addition, tuition or fees paid will not be refunded if a 
student is dismissed or suspended from the University for cause. Any balances owed the 
University are considered receivable and will be collected. 

Florida Memorial University maintains a system of records which includes application forms, 
letters of recommendation, admission test scores and student transcripts. Records are made 
available upon written request through the Office of the Registrar. Direct access and 
disclosure to a third party are prohibited by law. Access is given only upon written consent 
by the student or if required in legal matters. Disclosure of student records to parents is not 
prohibited if the student is listed as a dependent on the federal income tax form of the parent. 
A person does not have the right of access to educational records until he or she has been 
admitted and has actually begun attending Florida Memorial University. 

Parents of dependent students will be provided a hearing by Florida Memorial University if 
they wish to challenge the contents of the record. If still not satisfied, the parents of 
dependent students may add explanatory or rebuttal materials to the record. 

Florida Memorial University practices a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and 
admission. It is a policy of the University to provide equal opportunity to all persons without 
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, disabilities, 
labor organization membership, political affiliation, height, weight, and record of arrest 
without conviction. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Institutional Statement of Purpose 1 

Campus Facilities and Resources 4 

University Library Services 4 

Alumni Affairs 7 

Health Services 8 

Counseling Center 8 

Academic Computing 8 

Admissions 8 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

Schedule of Tuition and Fees 18 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 20 

Refund Schedule 23 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION 

Academic Affairs 24 

Grading System and Quality Points 26 

Grade Reports 26 

Registration 27 

Add, Drop, and Withdrawal 28 

Academic Honor Code 29 

Testing Center Services 34 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

School of Business 35 

Master's in Business Administration, Program of Study 35 

School of Education 40 

Computer Education Technology, Program of Study 40 

Elementary Education, Program of Study 41 

Exceptional Student Education, Program of Study 44 

Reading, Program of Study 46 

UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL 53 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY 70 



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INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

Florida Memorial University serves a culturally diverse student population through 
programs in liberal and professional education. These programs are designed to 
prepare students to function in a highly competitive, technological and global 
society. Challenging educational opportunities are offered in a variety of 
instructional formats to traditional and non-traditional students. Internships and 
experiential learning programs are incorporated in an energetic learner-centered 
environment. Academic programs are supported by library services, information 
technology, academic advising, testing, developmental education, career 
development, counseling, intramurals, intercollegiate sports, student activities, and 
other support services. 

Florida Memorial University is dedicated to academic excellence, to the pursuit of 
knowledge and truth, to the free exchange of ideas, and to the transmission and 
preservation of African-American history and heritage. The University recognizes 
that education contributes to the quality of life and expects that students will leave 
its community of scholars and traditions prepared to participate fully in a global 
society. 

MISSION STATEMENT 

Florida Memorial University endeavors to instill in students the importance of 
becoming global citizens through life-long learning, leadership, character, and 
service which will enhance their lives and the lives of others. 



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ACCREDITATION 

Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: 
Telephone number 404-679- 4501) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The University 
is also chartered by the State of Florida. 

ACBSP ACCREDITATION 

School of Business Administration 

Florida Memorial University, through its School of Business, is accredited by The 
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following 
business degrees: 

• The Bachelor of Science in Accounting 

• The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

• The Bachelor of Science in Finance 

• The Bachelor of Science in Marketing 

• The Masters of Business Administration 

Florida Department of Education Approved Programs 
School of Education 

Florida Memorial University, through its School of Education, offers state approved 
programs in accordance with guidelines established by the Florida Department of Education. 
This approval process determines whether programs within the School of Education meet 
demanding standards for the preparation of teachers and other professional school 
personnel. All initial certification programs at the graduate level have state approval. 



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MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 
American Association for Higher Education 

American Council on Education American Library Association (ALA) 
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 
Association of Fundraising Professionals 
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) 
Council for Higher Education Accreditation Council of Independent Colleges 
Florida Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 
Florida Association of Colleges and Universities 
Florida Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Florida 
Cooperative Education and Placement Association 
Florida Independent College Fund 
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida 
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce 

National Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 
National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admission Officers 
National Athletic Intercollegiate Association 
National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations 
National Intramural/Recreation Sports Association 
National Society of Fundraising Executives 
Public Relations Society of America 

Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) 
Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers 
Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) 
Southeastern Testing Association 

Southern Association for Students Financial Aid Administrators 
Southern Association of College Student Affairs 

Southern Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel Program 
Southern Regional Honors Council 
Sun Coast Conference 
The College Fund/UNCF United Way 



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CAMPUS FACILITIES AND RESOURCES 

The campus, surrounding a quiet lake, is situated on a spacious 50- acre site in Miami 
Gardens just north of the Opa-Locka Airport. The Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) is close by, 
offering easy access to 1-95, 1-75, and the Florida Turnpike. The campus complex is comprised 
of a cluster of modern air-conditioned buildings. Each building is less than a three-minute 
walk from the farthest point on campus. 

ANDREW ANDERSON AND DONALD BACON SERVICE CENTER 

This one-story complex houses the offices of purchasing, facilities management and 
administrative services and the Duplication Center. 

SARAH A. BLOCKER HALL 

This two-story building houses the faculty and staff of the Freshman Studies Department, 
faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences, classrooms, and the offices of various support 
services. There are multiple laboratories: The Mathematics Resource Center, the Academic 
Skills Laboratory and the Writing Center. The Center for Advisement and Retention and the 
Testing Center are also located in the facility. 

CENTRAL ENERGY PLANT 

This facility houses the general maintenance department and a 3,300 sq. ft. air conditioning 
system of the university. 

NATHAN W. COLLIER LIBRARY 

The Nathan W. Collier Library is located at the center of the Florida Memorial University 
campus. The library is an attractive two level structure, with approximately 25,000 square 
feet of floor space with a reading room on each level, a Group Study Room and two 
Information Commons housing over 40 computer terminals. The seating capacity is over 500. 
The library collection is composed of over 127,000 print volumes, over 50,000 e-books, over 50 
web-based Full-Text Databases, which provide access to thousands of scholarly journals and 
newspapers, and approximately 450 subscriptions to print journals in support of the 
academic programs. The library utilizes the Millennium Integrated Library System for library 
operations. The Nathan W. Collier Library is an associate member of the Southeast Florida 
Library Information Network (SEFLIN). Through the SEFLIN consortium, students, faculty 
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Susie C. Holley Religious Center 

The Susie C. Holley Religious Center houses a chapel with seating for 600. The building also 
includes classroom space for religion and philosophy, and the offices of the Campus Minister 
and other religion and philosophy faculty. 

James Weldon and Rosamond Johnson Fine Arts Building 

This facility houses the Department of Humanities, classrooms, practice rooms for piano, 
organ, and other instruments, rehearsal rooms for band and choir, an art studio, an 
amphitheater for open-air concerts, and offices for faculty. 

William Lehman Aviation Center 

This facility, named in honor of the late Congressman William Lehman, is a three-story, state- 
of-the-art complex. It contains modern spacious classrooms and laboratories, simulation 
trainers for the School of Aviation, a board join room, 200-seat auditorium with satellite 
downlink, electronic classroom, Offices of the Provost, Interim Director for Information 
Management and Technology, Director of Grants and Sponsored Research, Director of 
Institutional Research, and School of Aviation and Business, Departments of Computer 
Sciences and Mathematics , faculty offices, and an aviation education resource center. 

Royal W. Puryear Administration Building 

This facility houses the office of the President and the boardroom, the offices of the Vice- 
President for Business and Fiscal Affairs, the Vice- President for Institutional Advancement, 
and the central telephone switchboard. 

Florida International University/Florida Memorial University Cooperative 
Joint Use Facility 

This facility houses the schools of Arts and Sciences and Education, including deans and 
faculty offices, the Office of Graduate Programs, as well as state-of-the-art technology- 
enhanced classrooms, laboratories, a 200 seat auditorium, and two conference rooms. 

M. Athalie Range Science Hall 

This two-story building is the home of the School of Health and Natural Sciences. 
Laboratories for the biology, chemistry, and physics programs are major features of this 
building. Space is also provided for an electronic classroom, as well as faculty offices, with 
adjoining laboratories to accommodate research and scientific experiments. 



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A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center 

The University gymnasium has a floor space of 1080 square feet for basketball, volleyball, 
indoor tennis, and other indoor sports. Adjoining the gymnasium is an L-shaped, 80 X 53 X 
77-foot swimming pool for instruction and recreation. 

RESIDENCE HALLS 

J. T. Brown - Used primarily by Freshmen males, this residence hall contains individual 
rooms, recreation and study lounges, laundry room, storage room, and space for the 
residence hall director. 

A. B. Coleman, Sr. - Upper-class male students are assigned to Coleman Hall; this resident 
hall contains individual rooms, recreation and study lounges, laundry room, storage room, 
and space for the residence hall director. 

Ray Goode - Used primarily to accommodate first-year female students, Goode Hall 
contains individual rooms, recreation and study lounges, laundry room, storage room, and 
space for the residence hall director. 

Willie C. Robinson - Used to accommodate upper-class female students, this residence hall 
contains individual rooms, recreation and study lounges, laundry room, storage room, and 
space for the residence hall director. 

Two Male Residence Halls (Building #1 and Building #3) are scheduled to open in August 
2011; these residence halls for males will contain suite-style rooms (private and semi-private) 
with bathrooms and kitchenettes, recreation and game rooms , fitness rooms, media rooms, 
multifunction reception rooms, study rooms, computer rooms, student lounges, laundry 
rooms, and rooms for vending machines. 

Two Female Residence Halls (Building #2 and Building #4) are scheduled to open in August 
2011; these residence halls for females will contain suite-style rooms (private and semi- 
private) with bathrooms and kitchenettes, recreation and game rooms , fitness rooms, media 
rooms, multifunction reception rooms, study rooms, computer rooms, student lounges, 
laundry rooms, and rooms for vending machines. In addition, Building # 2, will also have a 
smart classroom. 

J. C. Sams Activity Center 

The J.C Sams Activity Center is situated by the campus lake. It contains the bookstore, 
counseling center, the university mailing center, school publication, game and entertainment 
rooms, the Sub Shop, meeting and conference rooms, space for social and cultural activities 
and an adjoining lakeside patio. 

Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Dining Hall and Conference Center 

The Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Dining Hall and Conference Center opened in August, 2002. 
The Conference Center and Banquet Hall can accommodate 400 people or be divided into 



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three areas of 133 people each. The Dining Hall can seat 560 people and has two serving 
areas. 

Student Services Building 

This one-story complex houses the offices of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 
Enrollment Management, Admissions, Financial Aid, Residential Life, Student Support 
Services, the University Registrar, Career Development, Student Accounts, and the Office of 
the Bursar. 

Off-Campus Sites 

Florida Memorial University services the citizens of Broward County with our off-campus 
site. Students may select general education and many upper-level courses. 

KEY UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

Alumni Affairs 

The Office of Alumni Affairs is responsible for developing programs designed to increase the 
number of active alumni. The office works to coordinate events that keep alumni abreast of 
institutional progress and goals and that increase alumni contribution through various fund- 
raising events. 

The Office of Alumni Affairs, in collaboration with the Florida Memorial University Alumni 
Association, organizes chapters and provides technical assistance when necessary. It enlists 
alumni in recruiting students. Newsworthy information is disseminated through the 
university newsletter and other bulletins. 

Student Support Services 

Student Support Services helps students meet the day-to-day expectations of University life 
by providing non-academic activities and assistance. The counseling services begin when a 
student registers as a freshman or new graduate student at the University. In addition to 
continuing advisement, counseling occurs at three levels: academic, vocational, and personal. 

Counseling is an integral part of the guidance program. One form of counseling is academic 
advisement. Faculty advisors assist each student in designing a program of study 
commensurate with the student's needs, interests, and abilities. Special counseling is also 
available upon request to help the individual resolve typical concerns involving choice of 
vocation and major, study habits, and personal and social adjustment. Students, at their 



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request, may be referred to outside agencies. 
Health Services 

A health services program covering the treatment of minor illnesses is provided for full-time 
students. These services are housed in the Student Health Clinic and are maintained on an 
outpatient basis. 

Counseling Center 

The Counseling Center provides comprehensive mental health services to students, faculty, 
and staff. These include outpatient individual arid group psychotherapy as well as 
informative workshops on various clinical topics. The Center has a referral relationship with 
a psychiatrist for inpatient and psychotropic medication services when necessary. In 
addition, the Center provides 24-hour on call crisis intervention services as well as a variety 
of helpful programs such as Alcohol 101 (substance abuse); the Evaluation, Referral arid 
Tracking program (retention); and the Partnering for Success Program (referral and 
feedback). The Counseling Center's services are provided by a licensed psychologist and 
other professionally qualified staff. All records and sessions of the Counseling Center are 
confidential. 

Academic Computing 

The Department of Academic Computing is responsible for the support of student and 
faculty computing. 

ADMISSIONS 

The Business MBA Committee, composed of faculty in the School of Business make decisions 
related to admission standards and admission exceptions. The Dean of the School of Business 
is an ex-officio member of the admissions committee. 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

To be fully admitted into the Florida Memorial University's MBA program, candidates must: 



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Full Admission 



1 . Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university 
accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, via postal mail 
(an official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Submit three completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

5. Candidates will be required to meet The Accreditation Council for Business Schools 
and Programs (ACBSP) Common Professional Component (CPC) undergraduate 
business requirements or related equivalence. 

6. Have Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score plus undergraduate 
GPA multiplied by 200 (GMAT score + Undergraduate GPA x 200) greater than or 
equal to 900, or a composite score of 950 based on the same formula using the 
student's last four (4) semesters undergraduate GPA (GPA no less than 2.5). For 
example, if the prospective student's last four (4) semesters undergraduate GPA is 
2.8 and they score 400 on the GMAT then he/she would have a composite score of 
960. See the following calculation, (2.8 x 200 + 400 = 960). 

Conditional Admission 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university 
accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, via postal mail 
(an official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Submit three completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

5. Candidates will be required to meet The Accreditation Council for Business Schools 
and Programs (ACBSP) Common Professional Component (CPC) undergraduate 
business requirements or related equivalence. 

6. Have a minimum undergraduate GPA 2.5 and must take the GMAT exam before the 
end of the first semester enrolled in the MBA program and score high enough to get 
a total MBA admission score of 900 (GMAT plus Undergraduate GPA x 200). 
Applicants that are classified as "Conditionally Admitted" may earn no more than 
(12) hours of graduate credit. Full admission requires the students' GMAT scores to 
be on file in the MBA office. 



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* International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 



SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 

Admission decisions are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which is composed 
of faculty from the School of Education. The Dean of the School of Education is an ex-officio 
member of the admissions committee. 

Full Admission 

To be fully admitted to the Florida Memorial University Graduate Teacher Education 
Program, candidates must: 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree, with a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours 
on a 4.0 scale, from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional 
accrediting agency.* 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended via postal mail 
(an official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Provide official scores for Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the 
last five years. Note that a minimum score is not required. Scores must be on file 
before applying for candidacy. 

5. Provide official passing scores for the University Level Academic Skills Test 
(CLAST), PRAXIS I, General Knowledge test (GK), or an equivalent basic skills test 
approved by the state of Florida. The Florida Professional Certificate granted will be 
accepted as proof of passing a basic skills test e.g., CLAST, PRAXIS I, GK. A score of 
one thousand (1000) on the GRE will be accepted in lieu of the basic skills test 
requirement. 

6. Submit three (3) completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

7. Submit an essay stating goals for graduate study. 

"International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 

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Conditional Admission 

To be conditionally admitted into the Florida Memorial University Graduate Teacher 
Education Program, the candidate must: 

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission. 

2. Have an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree with a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours 
on a 4.0 scale from a university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting 
agency. Note: Full admission will be granted once the candidate has received a 
minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the first twelve (12) credit hours at the graduate level at 
the University. 

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended via postal mail 
(an official transcript bears the institution's seal and an official signature). 

4. Provide official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within 
the last five years. Note that a minimum score is not required. Scores must be on file 
before applying for candidacy. 

5. Provide official passing scores for the University Level Academic Skills Test 
(CLAST), PRAXIS I, General Knowledge test (GK), or an equivalent basic skills test 
approved by the state of Florida. The Florida Professional Certificate granted will be 
accepted as proof of passing a basic skills test e.g., CLAST, PRAXIS I, GK. A score of 
one thousand (1000) on the GRE will be accepted in lieu of the basic skills test 
requirement. 

6. Submit three (3) completed Recommendation Evaluation Forms. 

7. Submit an essay stating goals for graduate study. 

* International students who have completed degrees at colleges or universities outside of the 
United States must have transcripts evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation service. 
Passing the TOEFL examination may be required for students whose first language is not 
English. 

Completion Requirements and Regulations 

Credit Requirements 
School of Education 

Each of the degrees offered in the Masters Program in education requires a minimum of 
thirty (30) semester graduate credits for completion. A minimum of (18) hours must be in the 
major of concentration. All courses must be at the 500 level or above to be counted toward 

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graduate degree requirements. 
School of Business 

The MBA requires a minimum of thirty (30) semester graduate credits for completion. 
Additional elective credits must be taken for specialization. All courses must be at the 500 
level or above to be counted toward graduate degree requirements. 

Time Limit 



Candidates have four calendar years from the time of Enrollment in the graduate program to 
complete the degree. The Graduate Program Office may grant students who change degree 
programs an extension after review and approval. Courses counted toward a master's degree 
must have been taken within four calendar years prior to graduation. 

Transfer Credit 



Students may transfer a maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours with grades of "B" or 
higher from a regionally accredited degree granting institution. The Dean of the Schools of 
Business or Education must approve all transfer credits. 

Florida Memorial University does not accept credits from professional degree programs 
offered through joint, cooperative, or consortial arrangements, or through experiential 
learning. 

Advisor/Major Professor 

Every graduate student will be assigned to an advisor from the major department. As early 
as appropriate, the student must request a professor in the major department to serve as 
advisor. The responsibility of the advisor is to assist the student in planning a program of 
study and to ensure fulfillment of degree requirements. The advisor must approve the stu- 
dent's program each semester. This professor advises the student about the courses, selects 
questions for the comprehensive examination or supervises the student's thesis research, and 
facilitates communication within the major department and within other departments of the 
University. 

Independent Study 

Independent Study is available upon approval from the Deans of the Schools of Business and 

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Education. Students are limited to (6) credit hours. Independent study is not granted in lieu 
of required courses. 

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is needed for the completion of each degree. Each student 
will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while matriculating. If a student falls below 
the required average in a given semester, the student will be required to bring up his or her 
average to the 3.0 level by the end of the following semester or be placed on Academic 
Suspension and removed from the program. 

A student who is placed on Academic Suspension may reapply for admission to the graduate 
program after one year. Any credits the student earned while in the graduate program may 
be counted toward the new admission if the grade in the course was a "B" or better. 

Admission to Candidacy 



Admission to candidacy reflects agreement between the student, the advisor, and the Office 
of Graduate Programs that the student has demonstrated the ability to do acceptable 
graduate work and that normal progress has been made toward a degree. Application for 
candidacy should be completed at the beginning of the semester in which the last twelve (12) 
graduate credits will be taken for students in the School of Education and the last six (6) 
graduate credits in the School of Business. 

Completing the candidacy usually denotes that the student has met all of the prerequisites 
for admission, the student's program of study has been approved, and the student is in the 
final stages of the program's completion. 

The application for the Masters candidacy is made as soon as possible after prerequisite 
course requirements have been met, a 3.0 GPA (or higher) in graduate courses completed, 
and official GRE or GMAT scores have been submitted. The GRE/GMAT scores provided 
must have been taken in the last five (5) years. The Admission to Candidacy form must be 
signed by the student's advisor and list all the course work to be used for the degree, 
including transfer courses. The Admission to Candidacy form must be submitted to the 
Director of the respective graduate program no later than commencement day of the 
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Applications tor Graduation 

Graduation applications must be filed with the Director of the appropriate graduate program 
no later than commencement day of the semester proceeding the semester in which he/she 
plans to graduate. See the Academic Calendar for specific due dates. 

School of Education 

Master's Thesis Committee 

The responsibility of this committee is to guide the student during the written and oral phase 
of the thesis process. The committee is to be composed of the major professor and at least 
two other faculty members at the rank of assistant professor or above with graduate status. 
The major professor and the student select the committee. 

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis 

A candidate must pass a comprehensive written examination or thesis, depending on the 
student's choice, as part of the completion requirements. The examination is a demonstration 
of the candidate's ability to integrate materials in the major and related fields. The 
examination must be scheduled through Program Coordinator with the approval of the 
Director of Graduate Programs before the deadline and will be coordinated by the student's 
committee. In case of failure, the candidate may not be reexamined until the following 
semester. The result of the second examination is final. 

Students may schedule the comprehensive examination or prepare to write the thesis after 
2/3 of the program is completed. Students whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory on 
the comprehensive exam are only permitted one (1) re-examination. All re-examinations can 
only be taken the following semester or after during the specified comprehensive 
examination period. 

Field and Clinical Experiences 

The School of Education has established field experience requirements embedded in 
individual courses for both Initial Certification and Teacher Leadership Tracks. The School 
has established long-standing links and partnerships with various schools, both private and 
public to provide the opportunity to improve instruction and research at the University. 
Clinical requirements will be maintained through the Graduate Program Office. This office 
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advisor. 

Appeals Process 

All graduate Program policies/procedures may be appealed through the appeals process of 
the individual program, the School of Business or School of Education, and the University. 

Applications for Graduation 

Graduation applications must be filed with the respective graduate program director no later 
than commencement day of the semester proceeding the semester in which he/she plans to 
graduate. See the Academic Calendar for specific due dates. 

Exit Exams 



School of Education 

A student seeking initial certification through the Graduation program must pass the Florida 
Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). 

The FTCE is composed of three tests: Professional Education, General Knowledge, and 
Subject Area Exams. Depending upon his or her background, the student may need to take 
one, two, or three of the tests. 

1 PEd Test: Professional Education - Candidates applying to take the Professional 
Education Test. See your Official Statement of Status of Eligibility. 

2 SAE Test: Subject Area Exam - These exams are for degreed academic subject areas 
and are usually in a multiple-choice format. Candidates applying for a Professional 
Certificate and those adding a subject area subject to a professional Certificate must pass 
a subject area exam in the field(s) in which they seek certification. 

3 General Knowledge Test (GK) - Prior to July 1, 2002, the required basic skills test for 
teacher certification was the CLAST. Beginning July 1, 2002, the required basic skills 
test for teacher certification is the General Knowledge Test for which students can 
register using the application in the registration bulletin. The General Knowledge Test is 
a basic skills achievement test containing four subtests: mathematics (multiple-choice 
items) reading (multiple-choice passage-based items), English language skills (multiple- 
choice items), and essay. 

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

Financial Aid is granted to students at Florida Memorial University primarily based on 
financial need. The student's need is determined following the completion of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The FAFSA is available from high school counselors or the University's Financial Aid Office. 
It is recommended that the student's or parents' tax return be used when completing the 
FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . 



All eligible students are required to apply for various federal and state programs by 
completing the FAFSA no later than March 13 for priority consideration. Each student must 
also complete an institutional application to provide the Office of Financial Aid with 
additional data required to start his/her financial aid file. 

Financial Aid is available to qualifying students in the form of Federal Strafford (Subsidized 
and/or Unsubsidized) Loans for US citizens and eligible non-citizens with a valid Social 
Security Number and in the form of private loans for international students. 

To be eligible to receive financial aid, students must meet the following criteria: 

1. Be enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program fulltime at Florida Memorial 
University, 

2. Maintain satisfactory academic progress, 

3. Not owe a refund of Title IV funds or be in default of any previous Strafford Loans. 

To apply for Federal Financial Aid (i.e. Stafford Loans), students must complete the 
following. 

1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may access the appropriate 
forms on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . Students that do not have on-line access may call the 
Office of Financial Aid Office at 305-626-3745 to request a financial aid package. 
Processing time takes a minimum of four (4) weeks. The result of the FAFSA is called the 
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application. SARs are received via U.S. postal mail or electronic confirmation. Students 
can make corrections on-line by using a personal identification number (PIN) provided 
by the U.S. Department of Education or by submitting to the address indication on page 
2 of the SAR. 

Florida Memorial University's Federal School Code is 001486. 

2. A Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). Information can be accessed 
and the form can be completed on-line. Students can go to www.appluonlinenow.com 
or www.salliemae.com and select "Apply for a Loan." 

3. Florida Memorial University Federal Stafford Loan Request Form. This form can be 
requested on-line at www.FloridaMemorial Universityniv.edu . The Office of Financial 
Aid will mail the forms via U.S. Postal Service. 

4. A Loan Entrance Interview Form and Loan Entrance Test Form. Federal regulations 
governing the borrowing of Federal Student Loans require that all students receiving a 
Federal Strafford Loan must complete a Loan Entrance Interview Form and Loan 
Entrance Test, detailing the student's rights and responsibilities as a borrower. The Loan 
Entrance Interview can be completed on-line at www.suntrusteducation.com . This 
process is a onetime requirement. 

5. The Florida Memorial University Financial Aid Application (FAP). This institutional 
Financial Aid Application serves as the initial documentation needed to identify if a 
student is going to attend Florida Memorial University and for verification of student 
financial aid information such as household size, untaxed income, residency. 

6. Additional Documentation. Upon receipt of the SAR, the student may be instructed to 
provide the Office of Financial Aid with additional documentation. In such instances, the 
student should submit a signed copy of the prior year's Federal Income Tax Return as 
well as that of his or her spouse's W2. Forms of documentation that may also be request- 
ed are proof of citizenship or a selective service registration card. 

Private Loans 

Students eligible for private loans are required to complete a private loan application with a 
lender of their choice. The application may be requested directly from the lender or by 
contacting the Office of Financial Aid. 

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University recommends that students request copies of their credit reports before submitting 
loan applications so that they can check for any discrepancies. 

International students are required to have a co-signer/borrower to apply for the loan who is 
credit worthy and a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. In some cases, the lender 
may require the student to submit additional information along with the application. 
Applications can be completed and submitted at www.applyonlinenow.com . For more infor- 
mation regarding securing a private loan, interest rates, fees and repayment options, students 
can contact the following: citiassist@studentloan.com (1-800-394-7580) OR 
suntrust@suntrusteducation.com (1-866-897-9793). 

Financial Aid Processing 

Requests for student loans can be processed once the student's financial aid file is complete. 

Normal processing time for lenders to disburse loan funds is 10-15 working days from the 

date the loan application is submitted to the lender by the Office of Financial Aid. Award 

notification should be received by the student shortly after the loan application has been 

processed. 

Estimated Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Service Charge 2011- 2012 

To assist students with financial planning for graduate school, the estimated 2011-2012 Cost 

Attendance Schedule is based on full-time enrollment of 12 credits per semester. The 

schedule covers direct and minimal indirect costs to graduate educations at Florida Memorial 

University. 

Direct Cost - Summer 2012 (6 credits) 

Tuition ($663.23 per credit hour) $3,644.00 Books & Supplies $500.00 

Allowances have been made to include up to 3% student loan fees. All unpaid balances on a 
student's account are the responsibility of the students. 

Please be sure to indicate on your loan Request Form the semester for which you are 
applying. Your loan period is determined by the start date and end date of the term for 
which you are requesting aid. Funds for each semester will be disbursed by the lender in two 
equal installments: one at the beginning of the semester and one at the midpoint of the 
semester. All loan proceeds will go toward your tuition costs. If your Florida Memorial 
University account reflects a credit balance, a refund check will be mailed to you. 

Service Charges 

Admission Application 50.00 

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Course Add/Drop 10.00 

Graduation 200.00 

Document Photocopy 0.10 

Late Registration Fee 50.00 

Pre-registration (failure to pre-register 50.00 

Parking Decal (each year) with transponder 20.00 

Parking Citation 15.00 and up 

Replacement Diploma 10.00 

Replacement I.D. Card 25.00 

Payment plan fee 50.00 

Tuition Installment Plan-late payment Fee * 25.00 

TOEFL 28.00 

Transcript, Regular US Mail 3.00 

Transcript, Certified Mail 6.00 

Transcript, Next day Delivery 12.00 

Transcript, Overseas 18.00 and up 

Library Fines per day per book 0.25 

Library Lost Book Charge .minimum 50.00 

^NON-REFUNDABLE 

The schedule of tuition, fees and service charges is reviews and published annually. Current 

information on these amounts is available at the Student Accounts Office. 

The University reserves the right to change without notice its tuition, fees, service charges, 
rules, and regulations at the beginning of any semester and during the year should 
conditions so warrant. This right will be exercised judiciously. 

Description of Service Charges 

Books, school supplies, travel expenses, medical expenses other than those provided on- 
campus and through the Student Health Insurance Program, and miscellaneous personal 
items are additional expenses which must be considered when preparing a student's budget. 

Admission Application : A fee of $50 must be sent to the University with each application for 
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admission. 

Course Add/Drop : A fee of $10 is charged for each course added or dropped from a student's 
schedule after the close of registration. 

Parking Decal : A fee of $10 per year is charged for a parking decal to register a vehicle for 
campus roadways and parking facilities. An additional fee of $10 per is required for the 
purchase of a replacement decal or a second-car decal. A valid ID, driver's license, car 
registration, and proof of insurance are required. 

Replacement Diploma : A fee of $10 is charged to replace a diploma. Requests must be made 
through the Registrar's Office. 

Replacement LP. Card : A fee of $25 is charged to replace a lost or stolen University "Lion 
Express" identification card. 

Returned Check : Students with approved University check cashing cards may cash one 
personal check per week for an amount not to exceed $25 at the Cashier's window during 
normal business hours. A fee of $0.25 will be charged for each check cashed. Pursuant to 
Florida law, any check issued to the University for which sufficient funds are not available to 
ensure payment upon presentation is subject to a returned check fee of $25. If two checks are 
returned because of insufficient funds, check cashing will be revoked and disciplinary action 
taken. 

Promissory Note Fee : A processing fee of $50 is charged to defray the cost of providing a 
deferred payment plan for students who are unable to pay the full amount of their bill at the 
time of registration. 

TOEFL : A fee of $28 is charged to defray the University's cost to administer the institutional 
Test of English as a Foreign Language. 

Transcript Fee : A fee of $3 is charged for each requested copy of a transcript. Transcripts will 
be sent by regular mail. If requested, transcripts may be sent by Certified US mail or by next 
day delivery for an additional fee. 

Payment of Tuition and Fees 

1. All tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration. 

2. Students who receive financial aid must pay the difference between their financial aid 
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for a given semester. 

3. Financial Aid classified as "pending or "applied for" will not be accepted toward 
meeting the requirements for registration unless a positive evaluation is given by the 
Director of Financial Aid or his/her designee. 

4. Students may choose to pay charges owed for an upcoming semester through a 
University-approved 10-month installment plan. All inquiries and applications should 
be made directly to Tuition Management Services (TJVIS), Tuition Installment Plan. 
Students can call toll free 1-800-722-4867. Notification of awards and scholarships from 
outside sources used to pay a student's account must be send directly to the Student 
Accounts Office from the sponsor. The notice must either accompany the payment or 
state the manner in which the sponsor is to be billed. 

How to Make Payment 

The University accepts cash, certified checks, money orders, VISA and MASTERCARD in 
payment of university expenses. Payments may be made in person at the cashier window 
during posted business hours or by mail. Mail should be addressed to: 

Bursar 

Florida Memorial University 
15800 NW 42nd Avenue 
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 



When payment is made in cash, the payer must receive a receipt and retain the receipt for 
future reference as evidence of the cash payment. 

Please do not send cash in the mail. Do not pay cash to any person other than the 
University's Cashier. Ask for a receipt at the time of payment if one is not given. Personal 
checks are not accepted. 

Deferred Payment Plan 

If parents or student desire to defer payment of a portion of the basic charges for tuition, fees, 
room and board, arrangements should be made directly with the Student Accounts Office. A 
deferment processing fee of $50 per plan will be charged for this privilege. 

Each student must satisfy all financial obligations to the university in accordance with the 
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examinations, and (3) continue matriculation in the following semester. 

Special Stipulations 

Students are not considered registered until they have been cleared financially and their 
forms have been stamped and signed by the Student Accounts Office. The release of 
transcripts or diplomas is prohibited if any unpaid balances are owed to the University. 

Students are expected to meet their payment obligations promptly and without notice from 
the Student Accounts Office. Students must follow up with the Student Accounts Office on a 
regular basis to ensure that payments are received and credited to their accounts. 

REFUND OR ADJUSTMENT OF TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER CHARGES 

Tuition refunds are based on the total tuition charges and on the amount paid. Board 
chargers are refundable on a priority basis to students who have properly withdrawn. 

Financial Aid programs which provide awards to students will be refunded in accordance to 
the formula required by local, state, or federal law. Balances due as a result of the refund are 
the responsibility of a student who withdraws. 

Fees paid for application, processing charges, mailbox rental, room charges, etc. are not 
refundable. No portion of a scholarship from Florida Memorial University is refundable. 

When a student is assigned a Florida Memorial University student network account, space is 
automatically allocated to the student on a Florida Memorial University central server for 
storage of personal data. This is called a "student shared folder" and it is the student's 
personal workspace. It can be accessed with the student's Florida Memorial University 
network account ID arid from any computer on campus. 

A student may withdraw or cancel from Florida Memorial University within three (3) 
working days, pursuant to S.246.D.41 (1) (n) 3.e of Florida status and receive a full refund 
with the exception of non-refundable charges. All refunds shall be made within thirty (30) 
days of the date that the university determines that the student has withdrawn. Tuition and 
general fees shall be refunded in full, less an administrative fee not to exceed 5% of the 
semester's tuition, if notice of withdrawal from the university is received prior to the end of 
the first calendar is received from the student. Tuition and general fees shall be reduced in 
full in any of the following circumstances: (1) courses canceled by the university; (2) invol- 
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(4) exceptional circumstances, with the approval of the President of the university or his or 
her designee. The student must execute the required forms in order to be officially 
withdrawn from the University. The student will receive tuition and general fees refunds, 
less an administrative fee not to exceed 5% of the semester's tuition at the following rates. 

Refund Schedule 

School of Business 

Students enrolled in the MBA graduate programs will be allowed to drop a class and receive 
full (100%) refund if they drop the class by the second Wednesday after the class first meets. 
For example, if the class meets on Friday, October 14, 2011 the student would be entitled to a 
full refund if they dropped the class on or before Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Classes 
dropped after this time period will result in no (0%) refund being given to the student. 

School of Education 

Students enrolled in the graduate program in education ill be allowed to drop a class and 
receive a full (100%) refund if they drop the class by the end of the second week of the class 
meeting. For example, if the class first meets on Monday, October 10, 2011 the student will 
be entitled to a full refund if they dropped the class on or before Friday, October 21, 2011. 
Classes dropped after this time period will result in no (0%) refund being given to the 
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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 

Academic Affairs at Florida Memorial University is administered by the Office of Provost 
and Vice President. This Office consists of the following academic schools arid support units. 

School of Arts and Sciences 

Department of Aviation and Safety 

Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Technology 

Department of Health and Natural Sciences 

Department of Humanities 

Department of Social Sciences 

Department of Visual and Performing Arts 
School of Business 

Graduate Program (Business) 
School of Education 

Graduate Programs (Education) 
Department of Freshman Studies 

Center for Advisement and Retention 

Testing Center 
Grants and Sponsored Research 
Honors Program 
Institutional Effectiveness 

Institutional Assessment 

Institutional Research 
Study Abroad Program 
University Library and Services 
University Registrar 

The Department of Freshman Studies does not offer degrees. Other schools offer majors in 
subject areas leading to Bachelor degrees, and the School of Education offers both Bachelors 
and Master of Science degrees. The School of Business offers the MBA degree. 

Academic programs are designed to broaden the intellectual experiences and abilities of 
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ACADEMIC REGULATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND STANDARDS 

The academic year consists of two semesters, fall and spring, of approximately sixteen weeks 
each. Each semester is divided into two eight week sessions. Students are allowed to register 
for two courses for each eight weeks. Students are limited to a maximum load of twelve 
credit hours each semester and six credit hours during the summer session. 

Graduate Degree Programs 

Thoughtful consideration must be given to the selection of a major. Upon declaration of a 
major by the student, a faculty advisor will be assigned. Florida Memorial University offers 
the following graduate majors: 

Computer Education Technology 

Elementary Education 

Exceptional Student Education (K-12) 

Reading (K-12) 

MBA 

Attendance Policy 

Students are required to attend all classes for which they registered and are not authorized to 
attend classes for which they are not registered. Students are responsible for any and all 
coursework and may not use university-sponsored activities as pleas for extension of time to 
complete assignments or for permission to take makeup examinations or quizzes. A 
calculation of absences begins from the first class meeting for students whose names appear 
on the initial class roster. Students will be allowed a maximum of one (1) absence per course. 
Any absences after the first one requires written permission from the Director of the 
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Grading Systems and Quality Points 



A 


4.00 


A- 


3.70 


B+ 


3.30 


B 


3.00 


B- 


2.70 


C+ 


2.30 


c 


2.00 


c- 


1.70 


D+ 


1.30 


D 


1.00 


F 


0.00 


W 
WP 


Official Withdrawal from the university 
Withdraw Passing 


WF 

I 

P 


Withdraw Failing 

Incomplete 

Pass 



Students may be given an "I" only if a small part of the course is missed because of 
unavoidable circumstances and there is a reasonable chance of obtaining a "C" or better if 
that part is complete. Students must complete this work within the established period of time 
(see the Academic calendar) without further registration or class attendance. Failure to 
adhere to this policy within one semester after receiving a grade of incomplete will result in 
the grade of "I" converting to the grade of "F." Students who have field for graduation my 
not receive an "I" during the semester in which they plan to graduate. If a grade of "I" is 
received, student must reapply for graduation at the next scheduled application period. 
Students receiving a grade below a "C-" must retake the course. 

Grade Reports 

Within fifteen working days after the end of an academic term, each student will receive a 
grade report showing grades for courses completed for the term. The report will also reflect 
the term grade point average and a cumulative grade point average. Grade reports are 
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Change of Grades 

Final grades can be changed only in instances of documented error. Grade changes must be 
reported by the professor on the Change of Grade Form. The form must be signed by the 
instructor and submitted with appropriate documentation to the Dean of the appropriate 
program who in turn will submit it to the Office of the Registrar where the grade change is 
recorded. A student whose grade is changed will receive a student copy of the transcript 
reflecting the grade changed. A grade may not be changed after two (2) semesters have 
elapsed. 

Grade Appeal 

Students may appeal grades if it is demonstrated that a faculty member has made a 
capricious or prejudicial evaluation in grading. To resolve grade grievances, students must 
adhere to the follow procedures: 

1. Discuss the problem with the instructor with whom they have the grievance. 

2. Meet with the Dean of the School or MBA Director if the problem cannot be resolved 
with the instructor. 

3. File a grade appeal with the Graduate Grade Dispute Committee if the School Dean 
cannot resolve the problem. 

An appeal must be appropriately filed in the semester following the one in which the 
disputed grade was given. 

Registration 

Students must comply with student load requirements as explained in the Academic 
Regulations section of this catalog. Students must register in accordance with the published 
schedule for pre-registration, and late registration for the Fall, Spring, and Summer 
semesters. 

Schedules of classes are available in the advisors' offices and on the University's web site. 
Students are urged to study course selections carefully and, in conjunction with their 
advisors, plan courses of study on the official registration worksheet form. This form is 
available in the academic advisor's office. 

Students currently enrolled will be changed a late registration fee if not pre-registered. 
Students have not completed registration until cleared by the Business Office. Registration 

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will be canceled if not completed by the published deadline. Students will not be permitted 
to register after the late registration period. 

Course Cancellation 

Course(s) may be canceled by the Dean of each program in the event of insufficient 
enrollment or lack of an instructor. 

Add, Drop and Withdrawals 

Courses may be added during the designated add period at the beginning of each semester. 
Students may not register or add after this period. Courses may be dropped through the 
second week of the semester. (See appropriate date on Graduate calendar). Students may not 
drop a course after this period but may only withdraw from the course or the university. 
Dropped courses are not reflected on student's transcript. 

Withdrawal from courses at the end of the drop period, students may withdraw from one or 
more courses during the withdrawal period indicated on the academic calendar. Grades of 
"WP" (Withdrew—Passing) or "WF" (Withdrew— Failing) will be given to reflect academic 
progress at the time of withdrawal. 

Withdrawal from the University 

Students may withdraw from the University as late as one week before the last week of the 
first eight sessions. Beyond this time, official documentation should support an emergency 
beyond the control of the student. An official withdrawal form must be executed during the 
term that the student wishes to withdraw from the university. Students who wish to 
withdraw from the University should contact the Office of Register for procedural 
information. The effective date of the withdrawal is the student's last day of attendance 
according to faculty records. 

Students can also be administratively withdrawn from the University at any time by the 
Registrar upon recommendation by the Deans of each School, the Director of Graduate 
Program for the respective school, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President 
and Provost, or the President. Such withdrawals may be for disciplinary reasons, for failure 
to meet financial obligations, or for failure to follow academic regulations. Students whose 
enrollment at Florida Memorial University is interrupted for more than one semester are 
required to submit an application for re-admission. The application must be sent to the Deans 

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of the appropriate School and the Director of Graduate Programs for each respective 
program. Students placed on academic suspension must remain in that status for one 
semester (fall or spring) before being considered for re-admission. Students who voluntarily 
withdraw from the University for one or more academic years are required to apply for re- 
admission. Degree requirements stated in the University Catalog for the academic year a 
student is readmitted must be satisfied. 

UNIVERSITY STANDARDS 

Academic Honor Code 

Florida Memorial University recognizes honesty and integrity as necessary to the academic 
purpose and function of the institution. The University therefore, expects a high standard of 
individual honor in all academic endeavors from each student. 

Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, forgery, collusion, and credential 
misrepresentation. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary 
action including loss of credit, suspension, or immediate dismissal from the university. 

Cheating- The use or attempt to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or 
computer-related information. This includes giving or receiving, offering or soliciting 
information on test or written assignments, and / or using notes or books other than those 
explicitly permitted by the instructor during an examination. 

Plagiarism- Representation of words, or data, works, ideas, computer programs, or anything 
not generated in an authorized fashion properly cited one's own. 

Forgery - Willful misrepresentation or altering of documents with intent to defraud. It is a 
crime punishable by law. Its most common occurrence among students includes, but is not 
limited to, the misrepresentation of signatures (especially that of an academic advisor on 
official documents of the university or the attempt to cash checks that are not lawfully their 
own. 

Collusion- Cooperation of students(s) with staff personnel in securing confidential 
information / material (tests, examinations, etc.); bribery by students or staff personnel to 
change examination grades and or grade point average(s); cooperative efforts by students 
and student assistant(s) in gaining access to examinations or answers to examinations for 
distribution; and resubmission of term papers and / or reports that have been submitted 
previously and graded, but have been secured and re-circulated among students. 

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Credential Misrepresentation- Use of untrue written statements regarding matters of fact in 
order to gain admission to or employment at Florida Memorial University. This also includes 
misstatements of fact, distribution of false printed material, and conduct manifest intended to 
deceive or mislead. 

Code of Conduct 

When students enroll at Florida Memorial University, they subscribe to the standards of 
personal conduct which the University considers fundamental to group living. It is assumed 
they will take advantage of the opportunities to learn how to make prudent decisions 
regarding their own conduct. 

Students assume total responsibility for their actions as they relate to the rules, regulations, 
and policies of the University, and maintain high standards of courtesy, integrity, and 
personal attire. 

The University does not permit the use or possession of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages or 
firearms of any kind on the campus, at any University sponsored activity, or when 
representing the university. 

The University reserves the right to notify civil authorities whenever a student is guilty of or 
charged with a violation of law. 

The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students when such action seems 
indicated in the best interest of the University or the overall student body. 

Anti-Hazing Policy 

Hazing of student will not be a part of any initiation practices, whether for new students, 
social clubs, or Greek-letter organizations. Hazing done in the name of an organization can 
result in the organization's loss of privileges, including suspension of its operating privileges 
on campus. Hazing done by a student as an independent act can result in the student's 
dismissal from the University. Violation of this regulation must be reported to the Vice 
President for the Student Affairs. All cases involving hazing will be referred to the Judicial 
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Student Records 

Florida Memorial University does not release student record information except as permitted 
under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley-Pell Amendment). 
Student records are confidential and information which can identify a student will not be 
released to a third party unless authorizations will be kept in the student's file. 

Student's may request, in writing, access to personal official records and may challenge the 
accuracy of records maintained by the university. The Office of Registrar will respond to any 
request within ten working days. 

Requests for official or unofficial Florida Memorial University transcripts are made to the 
office of the Registrar or in person by the U.S mail. Telephone or third party requests will not 
be honored. 

The following information is necessary to process a transcript: -Student name -Student 
identification number or Social Security number -Date of birth -Dates of attendance - 
Degree(s) obtained (if any) -The request must be signed and dated by the student -The 
request must also include the full address of the person or institution receiving the transcript. 

Transcript requests should be addressed to: 

Registrar's Office 
Florida Memorial University 
15800 NW 42nd Ave. 
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 

Students who are negotiating with co-op employers who require grades should request a 
transcript in the usual manner and allow the usual time. 

Rights Granted to Students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 
(FERPA) 

Access to Student Records 

Under the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students have 
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In addition, they have the right to an explanation and interpretation of those records, 
including the right to have a hearing to challenge the contents of such records. Request for an 
explanation concerning a record should be addressed to the university official in charge of 
the record. Academic records, supporting documents and general education records are 
maintained by the Registrar and academic Schools and Departments and advisors; records of 
disciplinary proceedings are maintained by the Vice President for Student Services; financial 
records are maintained by the Business Office; medical records are maintained by the Health 
Center; financial aid records are maintained by the Financial Aid Office; and counseling 
records are maintained by the Counseling Services Center. All such records are the property 
of the University. 

The following records are not available for student inspection: Records of instructional, 
supervisory and administrative personnel which are in the sole possession of the maker 
thereof and which are not accessible to other persons; records created or maintained by a 
physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other recognized professional or paraprofessional 
which are used only in connection with the provisions of treatment of a student and are not 
available to persons other than those individuals providing such treatment; records and 
documents of a law enforcement unit, including those of the university's Department of 
Public Safety; financial records of students' parents; confidential letters and statements of 
recommendation placed in a student's file prior to January 1, 1975, or those received after 
January 1, 1975, for which the student has signed a waiver of his / her right to access. 

Information in student's education records will not be released to third parties without the 
student's written consent, except to the following: officials of this University, including 
instructional staff who have legitimate educational interest; officials of other schools if the 
student seeks to enroll; accrediting organizations; parents of a student who qualifies as a 
dependent under the Internal Revenue Code; federal and state educational authorities and 
organizations conducting studies for such authorities in the areas of testing, student aid arid 
instruction; people seeking information pursuant to a judicial order subpoena; and 
appropriate people in connection with an emergency involving health or safety. 

Directory Information 

A student's name, address, telephone number, date, and place of birth, major field of study, 
class year, dates of attendance, degree's and awards received, enrollment status, past and 
present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, height and weight of 
student athletes, and most recent previous educational institution attended may be made 
public by the university unless the student submits a written request to the Registrar at the 
beginning of each semester that such information be released only upon his/her consent. 

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Veteran Affairs 

Florida Memorial University maintains a Veterans Affairs Office in the Office of the Registrar 
to assist veterans and dependents of veterans who are entitled to VA. educational benefits 
under Chapter 30, 32, or Chapter 35 of the Title 38, U.S. Code and Chapter 106, Title 10, USC. 

Standards of Progress Policy for Veterans 

Students are considered to be in good academic standing when their cumulative grade point 
average is 2.0 or higher. Florida Memorial University's policies on academic warning, 
probation and suspension are based on the possibility that students can overcome academic 
difficulty and make appropriate progress toward a degree. 

University Library Services 

The mission of the Florida Memorial University Library is to provide resources and 
instructional material in support of the transmission and exchange of scholarly information. 
The library evaluates its programs, collections, technology, service delivery, and other 
activities on a regular basis in order to meet the challenges of a changing technological and 
global society. The Florida Memorial University Library seeks to be both an education 
resource center for the University community and a learning organization that constantly 
works to maximize its effectiveness in accomplishing its mission. 

Academic Support Services 

Academic support services include the use of tutorial and advisement services, and well- 
equipped laboratories for English, Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The university has 
designed three particular programs that are helpful to students: they include the Academic 
Resource Center (ARC) Writing Center, and the Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory. 
ARC services including diagnosing, remediating, reinforcing, enriching, and evaluating 
knowledge and skills. The Skills Lab provides computerized software programs to reinforce 
classroom lessons and to eliminate specific academic deficiencies in mathematics, reading, 
and writing. In addition, to these services, the university administers a state funded (Title IV) 
Student Services program to provide tutorial assistance, counseling, academic advising, and 
peer support to students. The Graduate Support Center provides students with technical 
writing assistance including use of form, content, and organization as outlined by the 
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Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory 

The Computerized Academic Skills Laboratory provides students an opportunity to reinforce 
classroom lessons and to eliminate specific academic deficiencies through the use of 
computer software programs. The skills lab is used by students primarily to strengthen skills 
in mathematics, reading, and writing. Students may also develop skills in the use of 
computers (especially word processing). 

The laboratory coordinator assists, monitors, and supervises students who are referred to the 
laboratory by their instructors. Instructors are informed of student's performance via written 
reports so that appropriate follow-up can be planned. 

Testing Center Services 

The Testing Center offers testing services to Florida Memorial University faculty, staff, 
students, and members of its surrounding communities. It operates in conjunction with the 
Office of Institutional Research in disseminating student assessment data. 

The Center develops and distribute schedules of all major tests administered. The following 
tests are administered regularly on campus in the center: University level Achievement Skills 
Test (CLAST), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE), Multiple Assessment Programs and Services (MAPS), university 
Placement Test (CPT), National Teachers Examination (NTE), Scholastic Assessment Test 
(SAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Program of Study 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

The MBA degree program requires a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and is compatible 
with the Association of Colligate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Basic core courses (21 Hours): 

There are seven required courses (21 hours) for the MBA core: 

ACC 501 Accounting for Management 

BUS 502 Business Research Methods 

FIN 501 Financial Management 

ECO 501 Managerial Economics 

MKT 501 Marketing Strategy 

BUS 501 Organizational Behavior 

Or 

HRM 501 Human Resource Management 

BUS 510 Seminar in Business Strategy and Policy 

MBA elective courses 

The MBA program provides elective courses in the area of Management, Accounting, 
Finance, and Marketing. The electives are intended to make the proposed program 
comparable with other South Florida and small school MBA programs. 

Management electives: 

BUS 520 Management Seminar 

BUS 503 Ethics and Values of Leadership 

BUS 504 Organizational Theory and Design 

HRM 501 Human Resource Management 

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Accounting electives: 

ACC 502 Financial Accounting Theory 

ACC 503 Financial Accounting & Reporting Analysis 

ACC 504 Accounting Information Systems 

ACC 520 Accounting Seminar 

Finance electives: 

FIN 502 Advanced Financial Management 
FIN 520 Finance Seminar 

Marketing electives: 

MAR 502 Buyer Behavior 
MAR 520 Marketing Seminar 

School of Business Course Descriptions 

ACC 501 Accounting for Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. An in-depth study of management control topics 
including budgeting, analysis of financial performance, and special situations that exist in 
multinational companies. 

ACC 502 Financial Accounting Theory (3) (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. A study of the theoretical structure of 
accounting, with special attention to asset and income definition, recognition, and 
measurement; and an appraisal of pronoimcements of professional accounting organizations. 

ACC 503 Financial Accounting & Reporting Analysis (3) (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. The course focuses on the analysis 
and use of financial accounting information in the evaluation of corporate performance. The 
course emphasizes the understanding of financial statements prepared under U.S. and 
International Accounting Standards and the analysis of these financial statements including 
common size analysis, ratio analysis, the impact of taxes, and credit analysis. This course will 
enhance the student's ability to read, interpret and analyze financial statements for making 
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ACC 504 Accounting Information Systems (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. Application of general systems 
concepts to accounting; and to operational, and related planning and control information 
requirements. Database management systems, on-line real-time systems, timesharing, etc., 
and applications in accounting. 

ACC 520 Accounting Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: ACC 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. In-depth coverage of existing and 
emerging areas in accounting including global accounting, control systems, auditing, 
assurance services, and information technology. Occasional guest speakers from various 
facets of accounting practice (public, private, governmental, profit, not-for-profit) and 
academia will present their ideas of business, government, and accounting. 

BUS 501 Organizational Behavior (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. Behavior theory in organizational context. A 
study of individual and group dynamics in the business environment. Specific emphasis is 
given to leadership, motivation, communication, employee supervision, and morale. 

BUS 502 Business Research Methods (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. A general outline of the methods of conducting 
research in business, including research design, data collection and analysis, and 
presentation of results. The emphasis is on the methodology of conducting applied business 
research. 

BUS 503 Ethics and Value of Leadership (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. Leadership skills are critical for high performing 
organizations. This course will utilize lecture, readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments 
to present leadership approaches. This course requires putting understanding into practice, 
through engagement with and reflection upon literary texts and leadership exercises. 

BUS 504 Organizational Theory and Design (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. This course identifies, defines and integrates 
perspectives of organizational theory and design. This course also identifies the elements of 
change and the impact of change on organizations and human resources. 



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This type of information should assist in preparing managers for future organizational 
leadership that will require a new mix of managerial skills. 

BUS 510 Seminar in Business Strategy and Policy (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. The capstone business course designed to 
develop students' skills which emphasize the integration of the various business areas 
toward managing the firm as a total unit. Topics include environmental analysis, competition 
pressures, global market considerations, diversification, decision making, organizational 
linkages, corporate culture, and formulation and implementation of strategy. The approach 
taken is that of general management whose primary responsibilities encompass the 
development, operation, and maintenance of the entire firm. 

ECO 501 Managerial Economics (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. Managerial economics is a course that integrates 
economic principles and methodologies with business decision making. The course bridges 
the gap between economics and business practice by using economic theory combined with a 
set of mathematical and statistical methods of solving business problems relating to costs, 
prices, revenues, profits, and competitive strategies. 

FIN 501 Financial Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. This is the program wide course in finance for all 
students. It explains the fundamental concepts of finance in detail. The course focuses on the 
duties and responsibilities of the CFO, the interpretation and use of financial ratios, the time 
value of money, the market valuation of securities, and capital budgeting. Other topics 
covered in the course are the management of cash, accounts receivable, inventories, accounts 
payable and other short-term credit. Students will have a thorough grounding in business 
finance upon completion of this course. 

FIN 502 Advanced Financial Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: FIN 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. This course covers additional aspects 
of business finance in greater depth. It is aimed at students specializing in finance. The 
material includes the valuation of securities in more complex scenarios, and capital 
budgeting in a variety of income tax and depreciation scenarios. Mastery of the quantitative 
tools for managing working capital is an important objective for this course. Students will 
learn to evaluate alternative marketable securities for short-term investment, evaluate 
alternative cash management policies, evaluate alternative credit and accounts receivable 
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FIN 520 Finance Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: FIN 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. In-depth coverage of existing and 
emerging areas in finance including options pricing theory, risk management, insurance 
theory, the impact of technology on financial markets, and the financial markets of emerging 
economies. Occasional guest speakers from various facets of the finance profession (personal, 
corporate, government, international, academic) will discuss these areas. 

HRM 501 Human Resource Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. Presents the fundamental principles and 
techniques of human resource management and examines the management of human 
resources from the point of view of the human resource officer, the operational manager and 
the employee. Emphasis is placed on current legal considerations, issues and research. 

MKT 501 Marketing Strategy (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. Study of the planning and coordination of 
marketing functions specifically related to product, pricing, promotion, and distribution 
strategies. Includes case analysis and presentation of results. 

MKT 502 Buyer Behavior (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: graduate advisor recommendation. An in-depth examination of the conceptual and 
theoretical foundations of consumer and industrial buyer behavior. Emphasis is on the 
application of behavioral science theories, models, and techniques in the development of 
marketing strategies. 

MKT 520 Marketing Seminar (3) F, Sp, Su 

Prerequisite: MKT 501 or graduate advisor recommendation. This is a topics based course that will 
vary from semester to semester. Current topics affecting the state of marketing will be the 
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 

Program of Study 

COMPUTER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY 

The Master of Science degree program in Computer Educational Technology 
prepares students and educational professionals in the use of various technologies in 
educational settings including classroom instructions and professional 
developments. Graduates from this program will be equipped with the necessary 
knowledge and skills to work in the public or private sector planning, developing, 
and implementing technology-based educational materials and programs. The 
completion of the MSCET degree requires 30 semester hours. 

Area I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

CET 501 Introduction to Computer Applications in Education 

CET526 Technology Integration Across Curriculum 

CET 533 Computer Ethics & Society 

CET 542 Web Technology and Differentiated Instruction 

CET 560 Educational Technology Systems Management 

CET 563 Distance Learning Administration and Instructional Design 

CET 575 Educational Technology Theory and Models 

CET 578 Design and Evaluation of Educational Technology Systems 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

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Program of Study 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

The Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education is designed to meet the needs 
of candidates from two career paths, which include the Teacher Advancement and 
Initial certification. The Teacher Advancement path is designed for candidates who 
are already certified to teach by the Florida State Board of Education. The Teacher 
Advancement path will require a minimum of 30 credit hours for candidates 
certified in Elementary Education or related area; however candidates who are 
interested in becoming ESOL endorsed will need to take an additional 6 credit hours. 
The Initial Certification path requires up to 60 credit hours depending on the 
candidate's academic background. In addition to the course work for both career 
paths, candidate in the program have the option of completing either a 
comprehensive exam or a thesis at the end of their course work. The Thesis (ELE 
599) requires a minimum of 3 credit hours to graduate. If the thesis is not completed 
and successfully defended, candidates can register for additional credit hours by 
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TRACK I 

Master of Science 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/ESOL 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Elementary Education/ESOL 

(Initial Certification) 

Area I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 27 credit hours 

ELE 501 Elementary education Curriculum 

ELE 502 Integrated Science for Elementary School 

ELE 504 Elementary Social Studies from a Multicultural Perspective 

ELE 505 Literacy Development & Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 

ELE 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools 

ELE 507 Mathematics in Elementary School 

ELE 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary School 

ELE 531 Reading Diagnosis 

ELE 532 Remedial Reading 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA III: ESOL ENDORSEMENT - 6 credit hours 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistics 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 

AREA IV: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION - 9 credit hours 

EDU 509 Human Growth and Development 

EDU 528 Theory & Analysis of Classroom Behavior and Management 

ELE 535 Assessment 

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AREA V: PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE - 3-6 credit hours 

ELE 550 Internship in Elementary School 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

ELE 599 Thesis 

TRACK II 

Master of Science 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Elementary Education 

(Teacher Advancement) 

Area I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

ELE 601 Elementary education Curriculum 

ELE 602 Teaching Elementary Science 

ELE 604 Elementary Social Studies from a Multicultural Perspective 

ELE 605 Literacy Development & Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 

ELE 607 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 

ELE 608 Reading Instruction in Elementary School 

ELE 631 Reading Diagnosis 

ELE 632 Remedial Reading 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

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Program of Study 

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION 

The Master of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education is designed to meet 
the needs of candidates who want to advance their current teaching certificate. The 
Teacher Advancement path, which requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, is 
designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree in Exceptional Student 
Education or related area; however candidates who are interested in becoming ESOL 
endorsed will need to take an additional 6 credit hours. In addition to the course 
work for the program candidate will have the option of completing either a 
comprehensive exam or a thesis at the end of their course work. The Thesis (ESE 599) 
requires a minimum of 3 credit hours to graduate. If the thesis is not completed and 
successfully defended, candidates can register for additional credit hours by taking 
ESE 599 for 1 to 3 credit hours until the process is completed. 

Master of Science 

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education 

(Teacher Advancement) 

AREA I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 24 credit hours 

ESE 601 Trends and Issues in Special Education 

ESE 628 Advanced Behavioral Support and Management of Exceptional Students 
ESE 632 Advanced Language Development and Communication Skills 
ESE 641 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for K-6 ESE 
ESE 642 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for K-12 ESE 

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ESE 643 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Severe Disabilities 

ESE 647 Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Students for Instructional 

Planning 
ESE648 Advanced Effective Communication, Consulting, and Collaboration 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

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Program of Study 

READING 

The Master of Science Degree in Reading is an initial certification program, and is 
designed to meet the needs of individuals from three different career paths. Track I 
which requires 36 credits is designed for candidates with certification in education 
and ESOL endorsement by the Florida State Board of Education. Track II which 
requires 42 credits is designed for candidates with only certification in education, 
and require ESOL endorsement. Track III which requires 48 credits is designed for 
candidates with an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area other than 
education, and/or who are not certified to teach. . In addition to the course work for 
both career paths, candidate in the program have the option of completing either a 
comprehensive exam or a thesis at the end of their course work. The Thesis (ESE 599) 
requires a minimum of 3 credit hours to graduate. If the thesis is not completed and 
successfully defended, candidates can register for additional credit hours by taking 
ESE 599 for 1 to 3 credit hours until the process is completed. 

TRACK I 

Master of Science 
READING 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Reading 
(for Certified Teachers who are ESOL endorsed ) 

AREA I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 27 credit hours 

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REA 505 Literacy development & Instruction in Early Reading K-3 

REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools 

REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High School 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature & Multicultural Connections 

REA 530 Techniques & Strategies in Reading Assessment 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis 

REA 532 Remedial Reading 

REA 534 Supervision & Administration of Reading Programs 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA V: PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE - 3 credit hours 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

REA 599 Thesis 

TRACK II 

Master of Science 

READING/ESOL 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Reading/ESOL 

( for Certified Teachers who need ESOL endorsemnt) 

AREA I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 27 credit hours 

REA 505 Literacy development & Instruction in Early Reading K-3 

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REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools 

REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High School 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature & Multicultural Connections 

REA 530 Techniques & Strategies in Reading Assessment 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis 

REA 532 Remedial Reading 

REA 534 Supervision & Administration of Reading Programs 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA III: ESOL ENDORSEMENT - 6 credit hours 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistic 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 

AREA V: PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE - 3 credit hours 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading 

AREA VI: THESIS - 3-6 credit hours 

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TRACK III 

Master of Science 

READING/ESOL 

Program Guide for Master of Science in Reading/ESOL 

(for seeking Initial Certification in Education) 

AREA I: REQUIRED MAJOR AREA - 27 credit hours 

REA 505 Literacy development & Instruction in Early Reading K-3 

REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools 

REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High School 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature & Multicultural Connections 

REA 530 Techniques & Strategies in Reading Assessment 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis 

REA 532 Remedial Reading 

REA 534 Supervision & Administration of Reading Programs 

AREA II: REQUIRED RESEARCH CORE - 6 credit hours 

EDR 551 Educational Research & Measurement 

EDR 555 Action & Applied Research in Urban Education 

AREA III: ESOL ENDORSEMENT - 6 credit hours 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistic 

ESO 506 Methods of Teaching ESOL 



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AREA IV: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION - 6 credit hours 

EDU 509 Human Growth and Development 

EDU 528 Theory and Analysis of Classroom Behavior and Management 

AREA V: PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE - 3 credit hours 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading 
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Course Descriptions 

All course descriptions listed below are arranged alphabetically by subject area, 
alphabetically by prefix and then numerically for those descriptions with the same 
prefix. The digits in parentheses immediately following the course titles represent 
the respective semester credit hours given for a course. The abbreviated codes F, Sp, 
Su represent the term(s) in which course is offered, Fall, Spring and Summer 
respectively. 

Subject Area Course Prefix(es) 

Computer Education Technology CET 

Education EDU 

Education Research EDR 

Elementary Education ELE 

English for Speakers of Other Languages ESO 

Exceptional Student Education ESE 

Reading Education REA 

Computer Education Technology 

CET 501 — Introduction to Computer Applications in Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course uses a hands-on approach to develop proficiency in the utilization of 
appropriate technologies for classroom instruction and professional productivity. 
The impact of educational technology on learning is discussed throughout the 
course. In addition, participants introduced to the internet, hardware, application 
software, and computer assembly. 

CET526 — Technology Integration Across Curriculum (3) F, Sp, Su 

Integration of Instructional Technology Tools into evolving teaching methodology. 
Methods, strategies, concepts, and skills are the focal points of the course in labs and 
authentic educational settings. 

CET 533 — Computer Ethics & Society (3) F, Sp, Su 

Participants are introduced to sensible social, lawful, thoughtful, ethical, political, 
educational, and financial implications of educational technology. It also analyses 
the uses of courseware for computer-assisted instruction, specific concepts and 
issues related to society implementation of educational computing and technology. 

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CET 542 —Web Technology and Differentiated Instruction (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course offers a project orientation approach designed to acquaint students in 
Web page design and Web programming concepts. Students will learn how to 
develop, deploy, and maintain dynamic website with current software development 
technology. The implementation of online Differentiated Instructional Design is the 
main focus of the course 

CET 575 — Educational Technology Theory and Models (3) F, Sp, Su 

Discuss major research findings and trends related to the use of technology in 
education. Covers theories, models and methods in the field of Educational 
Technology. 

CET 563 Distance Learning Administration and Instructional Design (3) F, Sp, Su 

Covers Principles and strategies for online learning and content delivery. Also 
covers Hands-on training on distance teaching, copyright protection, and plagiarism. 

CET 560 Educational Technology Systems Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

Manage and maintain educational technology facility such as school network, 
hardware, software, operating system, networking policy and systems performance 

CET 578 — Design and Evaluation of Educational Technology Systems (3) F, Sp, Su 

Evaluate educational and instructional technology system and relate information 
technology issues in education. Also covers formative and summative evaluation 
techniques. 

Education 

EDU 509 Human Growth and Development (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an advanced study of the nature of learning, development, growth, 
and behavior; and applying modern principles for diverse learners in an urban 
environment. 

EDU 528 Theory and Analysis of Classroom Behavior and Management 
(3) F, Sp, Su 

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A course designed to review and explore research-based approaches to 
understanding classroom dynamics. 



Educational Research 

EDR 551 Educational Research and Management (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course focuses on the common methods and techniques of research in the social 
and behavioral sciences. Basic orientation to quantitative and qualitative procedures 
used in the analysis and interpretation of research data. 

EDR 555 Action and Applied Research (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course guides students to learn and apply research skills to address real and 
persistent problems existing in urban educational settings. Students will complete an 
applied action research study. 

Elementary education 

ELE 501 Elementary Education Curriculum (3) F, Sp, Su 

A critical study of elementary education by focusing on the organization, 
construction and administration of learning experiences in modem educational 
theory with emphasis on the formulation of objectives, selection, organization and 
integration of instructional materials. 

ELE 502 Integrated Science for the Elementary School (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on the studying the development, implementation and the evaluation 
of the science curricula designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. 
Included will be the study of the basic sciences including earth/space, life and 
physical sciences. The focus will be on the interconnectedness of the sciences. Special 
emphasis will also be places on reading strategies for science. 

ELE 504 Elementary Social Studies from a Multicultural Perspective (S) F, Sp, Su 

The course focuses on studying the development implementation and evaluation of 
the social studies curricular design to meet the needs of urban students and families. 
Included will be the study of people and places from diverse geographic regions and 

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with background of the earth their influence in the development of civilization. 
Special emphasis will be placed on reading strategies for social studies. 

ELE 505 Literacy Development & Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 (3) F, Sp, Su 

Explores how children construct literacy and how they begin the process of 
becoming successful lifelong readers and writers. Examines diverse aspects of 
language and sociocultural factors that influence early literacy. Emphasis on literacy 
in the context of the home and family. 

ELE 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines an effective language arts curriculum, where literature, interdisciplinary 
thematic units, various media, and various opportunities for learners to develop 
literacy skills, play an integral part. 

ELE 507 Mathematics in Elementary Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focus on studying the development, implementation and evaluation of 
math curricular designed to meet the needs of urban students and families. Included 
will be inquiry and discovering utilizing the NCTM standards as the foundation for 
practices in teaching mathematics, selection and use of instructional materials. 
Special emphasis will also be placed on reading strategies for mathematics. 

ELE 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Looks at the reading process, at highly researched models of teaching reading, and 
at constructing a philosophy of teaching reading and writing. Materials and 
methods — including instructional technology — are also explored. 

ELE 531 Reading Diagnosis (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines various authentic diagnostic assessment techniques and instruments, at 
administering and interpreting them, along with a coherent framework for helping 
students with reading problems. 

ELE 532 Remedial Reading (3) F, Sp, Su 

Provides in-depth study of factors of reading disability, and at evaluation, design, 
and implementation of substantiated effective techniques, materials, and approaches 
for specialized instruction. 

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ELE 550 Internship in Elementary School (3-6) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an internship, designed for practical experience in teaching at the 
elementary school level under the guidance of a master teacher and college 
supervisor. 

ELE 599 Thesis in Elementary Education (1-6) F, Sp, Su 

Engage in an in-depth study of and in writing of a final thesis on an approved topic 
or issue related to elementary education or as a follow up to an elementary 
education topic or issue investigated in your field practicum; complete and submit 
an action research paper. 

ELE 601 Curriculum Issues and Trends in Elementary Education (3) F, Sp, Su A 

critical study of elementary education by focusing on the organization, construction 
and administration of learning experiences in modern educational theory with 
emphasis on the formulation of objectives, selection, organization and integration of 
instructional materials. 

ELE 602 Teaching Elementary Science (3) F, Sp, Su 

This is an advanced course designed to focus on teaching science from an inquiry- 
based approach, and other research-based instructional approaches to teaching 
science as well as recent trends in the teaching of elementary science. Content from 
the major science disciplines will be a major focus of this course. The use of 
technology both as a tool of communication and as an instructional tool will be an 
integral part of this course. This course includes field experience activities. 

ELE 604 Elementary Social Studies from a Multicultural Perspective (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course focuses on studying the development, implementation, and evaluation 
of the social studies curricular designed to meet the needs of urban students and 
families. Included will be the study of people and places from diverse geographic 
regions and ethnic backgrounds of the earth and their influences in the development 
of civilization. Special emphasis will be placed on reading strategies for social 
studies. 

ELE 605 Literacy Development & Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 (3) F, Sp, Su 

Explores how children construct literacy and how they begin the process of 
becoming successful lifelong readers and writers. Examines diverse aspects of 

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language and sociocultural factors that influence early literacy. Emphasis on literacy 
in the context of the home and family. 

ELE 607 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School (3) F, Sp, Su 

This is an advanced course designed to provide graduate students the most current 
and useable information in Mathematics for elementary teachers. This course 
examines foundation in teaching and learning of mathematics; theories of learning in 
mathematics; the nature of mathematics; and learners' mathematical processes 
(problem solving, reasoning, representation, communication, and connections). 

ELE 608 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Looks at the reading process, at highly researched models of teaching reading, and 
at constructing a philosophy of teaching reading and writing. Materials and 
methods — including instructional technology— are also explored. 

ELE 631 Reading Diagnosis (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines various authentic diagnostic assessment techniques and instruments, at 
administering and interpreting them, along with a coherent framework for helping 
students with reading problems. 

ELE 632 Remedial Reading (3) F, Sp, Su 

Provides in-depth study of factors of reading disability, and at evaluation, design, 
and implementation of substantiated effective techniques, materials, and approaches 
for specialized instruction. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages 

ESO 501 Applied Linguistics (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course provides an overview of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and cultural 
dimensions as it applies to second language learning and teaching. It also addresses 
other theories of second language acquisition. Learners will identify language 
universals components as tools for teaching English to limited English proficient 
learners as well as well as Monitor Model, Interlanguage Theory, Acculturation/ 
Pidginization Theory and Cognitive Theory. Phonological, semantic, morphological, 
lexical, and syntactic analysis will help students discover the difficulties encountered 
by English language learners learning English as a second language. 

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ESO 506 Methods and Approaches of Teaching ESOL (3) F, Sp, Su 

An advanced course that addresses strategies for teaching English as a second 
language to non-native speakers in grades K-12. Differences between second 
language learning and second language acquisition are highlighted. The 
Methodology of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is required course 
for teachers who seek a M.S. degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of 
Other Languages) and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement 
in the State of Florida including the other states. 



Exceptional Student Education 

ESE 601 Foundations of Special Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

This special topics course includes a broad perspective of the current trends in the 
field of special education. Topics such as inclusion, special education law, Autism, 
current practices, transitioning programs, and early childhood special education 
programs will be emphasized. The importance of using research based practices in 
special education will be explored. 

ESE 628 Advanced Behavioral Support and Management of Exceptional Students 
(3) F, Sp, Su 

This course includes assessing, designing, and implementing positive behavioral 
supports, classroom organization, and behavior management of exceptional students 
at the school, classroom, and individual levels from a social learning perspective. 
The principles and techniques of Applied Behavioral Analysis to effect positive 
behavioral change will be emphasized. In addition this course includes advanced 
research based behavioral techniques that can be implemented, validated and 
assessed. Current trends in behavior management, classroom management, and 
positive behavioral supports will be emphasized. 

ESE 632 Language Development and Communication Skills (3) F, Sp, Su 

A course to include normal sequence of expressive and receptive language 
development and identification of communication deficits and appropriate 
interventions for atypical children including those identified as ESOL. 

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ESE 641 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for K-6 Exceptional Student 
Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

An advanced course in developing, implementing, and evaluating individualized 
educational plans; research-based approaches to teaching functional skills; 
developmental programming; data based management (including technological 
applications); advanced approaches to teaching basic skills and adaptation of 
curriculum. The course will include reviewing, evaluating, and selecting curriculum; 
best instructional practices and research-based strategies; using various methods for 
evaluation of student progress, developing interpersonal interactions, and 
addressing issues for transition from preschool to kindergarten. Candidates will 
further develop best practices for the inclusion of diverse students for the general 
education classroom. 

ESE 642 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for 6-12 Exceptional Student 
Education (3) F, Sp, Su 

An advanced course focused on development, implementation, and evaluation of 
individualized educational plans; special approaches to teaching functional skills; 
developmental programming; data based management; specialized approaches to 
teaching basic skills and adaptation of curriculum, especially for students who are 
diverse and included in the general education classroom. The course will include 
reviewing, evaluating, and selecting curriculum; best instructional practices and 
research-based strategies; implementing various methods for evaluation of student 
progress, while including technological applications; improving interpersonal 
interactions, and addressing issues of transition from school to work. 

ESE 643 Curriculum and Instruction for ESE for Severe Disabilities Level 
(3) F, Sp, Su 

A course focused on development, implementation, and evaluation of 
individualized educational plans for students with severe disabilities; special 
approaches to teaching functional skills; developmental programming; data based 
management; specialized approaches to teaching basic skills and adaptation of 
curriculum. The course will include reviewing, evaluating, and selecting curriculum; 
best instructional practices and research-based strategies; using various methods for 
evaluation of student progress; developing your interpersonal interactions; and 
addressing issues for transition from preschool to kindergarten and from school to 
work for students with severe disabilities. 

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ESE 647- Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Students II (3) F, Sp, Su 

This is an advance course in the assessment for eligibility, instructional processes 
and transition assessment for exceptional children, including those who are ESOL. 
Primary emphasis will be placed upon assessment methods for planning education 
and transition services within the context of the IDEA. Interpreting and using 
assessment information to plan instruction using evidenced-based practices, 
accommodations, and postsecondary goals will also be covered. This course 
prepares discipline-based and reflective professionals in the field of special 
education who can serve students with diverse needs. 

ESE 648- Advanced Communication, Consultation, and Collaboration (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course is an advanced communication and collaboration class. It will allow the 
candidate to examine ways in which individuals interact with educational systems, 
communities at large, and each other to bring about appropriate educational services 
for students with special educational needs. Included are fundamentals of group 
processes, human behavior and interaction, and motivation as well as skills and 
knowledge necessary for successful communication, consultation, and collaboration 
with others concerned about educating students with exceptional needs. Candidates 
will experience a particular focus on how to collaborate with educational 
stakeholders to include students with disabilities and who are otherwise diverse into 
the general education classroom. There will be a practice of collaborating with peers 
to provide services to students and families with disabilities at a local school. 

Reading Education 

REA 505 Literacy Development and Instruction in Early Reading PK-2 (3) F, Sp, Su 

Explores how children construct literacy and how they begin the process of 
becoming successful lifelong readers and writers. Examines diverse aspects of 
language and sociocultural factors that influence early literacy. Emphasis on literacy 
in the context of the home and family. 

REA 506 Literature-based Language Arts in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines an effective language arts curriculum, where literature, interdisciplinary 
thematic units, various media, and various opportunities for learners to develop 
literacy skills, play an integral part. 

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REA 508 Reading Instruction in Elementary Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Looks at the reading process, at highly researched models of teaching reading, and 
at constructing a philosophy of teaching reading and writing. Materials and 
methods— including instructional technology — are also explored. 

REA 523 Content Reading: Middle and High Schools (3) F, Sp, Su 

Looks at how content reading strategies promote students' literacy, and address the 
needs of students with a diverse range of language competencies, such as gifted or 
talented learners, English language learners, and at-risk students who are typically 
disengaged. Emphasis on reading interests, motivation, and study habits of middle 
and high school students. Focus on cognition, comprehension and content. 

REA 525 Adolescent Literature and Multicultural Connections (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines a spectrum of contemporary research and theory as are relevant to 
selecting and teaching adolescent literature. Focus on social and cultural influences. 

REA 530 Techniques and Strategies in Reading Assessment (3) F, Sp, Su 

Focuses on administration, implementation, and interpretation of assessment 
strategies and how they relate to specific learning/teaching events based upon 
scientifically based reading research. 

REA 531 Reading Diagnosis (3) F, Sp, Su 

Examines various authentic diagnostic assessment techniques and instruments, at 
administering and interpreting them, along with a coherent framework for helping 
students with reading problems. 

REA 532 Remedial Reading (3) F, Sp, Su 

Provides in-depth study of factors of reading disability, and at evaluation, design, 
and implementation of substantiated effective techniques, materials, and approaches 
for specialized instruction. 

REA 534 Supervision and Administration of Reading Programs (3) F, Sp, Su 

This course focuses on the history, organization arid supervision of reading 
programs, the sociocultural, and political context of teaching reading , and the role of 
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community relations, mentoring partnerships, student diversity, curriculum 
evaluation and development, and assessment. 

REA 580 Practicum in Reading (3-6) F, Sp, Su 

Supervised experience, where knowledge and skills in literacy instruction, diagnosis, 
remediation through small group and individual instruction and the selection and 
use of appropriate reading instructional techniques, is designed and implemented in 
a coherent set of activities for students with reading problems. 

REA 599 Master's Thesis in Reading Education(l-b) F, Sp, Su 

Engage in an in-depth study of and in writing of a final thesis on approved topic or 
issue related to literacy instruction or as a follow up to a literacy instruction topic or 
issue investigated in your field practicum; complete and submit an action research 
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UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL 

Board of Trustees 

Mr. Charles W. George, Chairman 

Mr. John W. Ruffin, Jr., (Vice Chairman) Chairman and CEO, J. D. Ruffin Associates, Inc. 

Rev. Bartholomew Banks, Sr., President, Progressive M&E Baptist Convention of Florida, Inc.; 

Pastor, St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 

Bishop Billy Baskin, Pastor, New Way Fellowship Praise & Worship Center 

Gershwin T. Blyden, M.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. Gwendolyn V. Boyd, Professor of Criminal justice, Broward College 
Rev. Dr. Kelly E. Brown, Jr., Pastor, Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church 
Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter, Retired Pastor 

Mrs. Patricia Carter, President, Women's Auxiliary to the Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc. 
Mr. Julian Coakley, President, Florida Memorial University Student Government Association 

Mr. Kareem J. Coney, President, Florida Memorial University Alumni Association 

Bishop Victor T. Curry, Pastor, New Birth Baptist Church 

Rev. Marcus D. Davidson, (designee for National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.), Sr. 

Pastor, Nezu Mount Olive Baptist Church 

Ms. Lynn Fenster, Community Activist 

Mr. Marc T. Henderson, Metro-Dade Aviation Department, Office of Public Affairs 

JoLinda L. Herring, Esq., Bryant Miller Olive 

Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr., Pastor, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 
Mr. Horace C. Hord, Jr., Sr. Vice President, ICABA Media Holdings, LLC 
Mr. Frederick Jackson, CEO, Beecherjackson 

Ms. Sharon Wamble-King, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield of Florida 

Ms. Roberta R. Kressel, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources Feam Leader, FD Bank 
Rev. Wayne B. Lomax, Pastor, Fhe Fountain of New Life 
Rev. Dr. Henry T. Rhim, Pastor, St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church 

Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, President, Florida General Baptist Convention; Pastor, First New 
Zion Missionary Baptist Church 
Mr. E. Ray Smith, Compliance Supervisor, UPS 

Mr. Michael B. Smith, President, Miami Skyline Consulting Company 

Rev. Stephen John Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America; Pastor, Nezv 
Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 

Raul Valdes-Fauli, Esq., Managing Partner, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli 
Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wilson (Secretary) 
Sharon Wilson, Esq., Sharon Wilson & Co. 

Mrs. Barbara Wright, President, Women's Auxiliary Progressive M&E Baptist Convention of 
Florida, Inc. 

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Dr. Richard Yaklich, President, Florida Memorial University Faculty Senate 

Honorary Board Members 

Mr. Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Publisher Emeritus, The Miami Times 
Emeritus I. W. Williams, Esq., St. Petersburg, Florida 

President's Leadership Team 

Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D., President. B.S., Florida A&M University; PhannD., Mercer 
University Southern School of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Makola K. Abdullah, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.S., Howard 

University; M.S. and Ph.D., Northwestern University 

Dr. Harold R. Clarke, Jr., Vice President for Administration. B.A., M.A., California State 

University-Long Beach; M.A., South Carolina State University; M.A., Central Michigan University; 

Ph.D., Barry University 

Ms. Danneal Jones, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. B.A., Fisk University-Nashville; 

M.A., Xavier University of Louisiana 

Dr. Mary A. O'Banner, Chief of Staff . B.S. Ed., M.S. Ed., Ed. S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., 

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 

Mr. Tony Valentine, Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs. B.S., Norfolk State University; 

M.A., Regent University 

Dr. Adriene B. Wright, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. B.S., Florida A&M 

University; MA., Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Convenant Bible College 

and Theological Seminary 

Faculty 

Idriss Abdoulaye, Associate Professor of Reading. B.A., Baylor University, MA, Ph.D., University 

of Arizona 

Keshia N. Abraham, Chairperson of Humanities, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Spelman 

College, M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (SUNY) 

Allee K. Allen, Director of Performing Arts, Assistant Professor of Theater, B.A., M.S., Florida 

State University 

Lynette Atteloney, Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S., York College, MSW, Ph.D., Florida 
International University Henry Augustus, Visiting Instructor of Reading 

Dawn Batson-Borel, Chairperson of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Music. B.S., 
Hofstra University; Mus., Ph.D., University of Miami 

Adela Beckerman, Professor of Social Work. MSW and B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook. Ph.D., SUNY 
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Mildred E. Berry, Dean, School of Education and Professor of Education. B.S., Paine College; M.S., 
Ed.D., Wayne State University 

Jacques L. Bonenfant, Assistant Professor of Education. BA, Florida Atlantic University; Ed. Lp., 
MS., Nova Southeastern University ; Ph.D., Flie Union Institute & University 
Moussa Boucekkine, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, M.S., Ph.D., Carleton University 
Denise Callwood-Brathwaite, Associate Provost, Professor of Education. B.A., Hampton Institute; 
M.A., University of the Virgin Islands; Ph.D., University of Miami 

Carlos Canas, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Director of Institutional Research. B.S.E.E., 
B.S.C.I.S., M.S., University of Florida, Ph.D., Doctor of Arts, University of Miami 
H. K. Chaudhari, Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., University of Rajasthan; Ph.D., Nezv Mexico 
State University 

Wayne Christensen, Associate Professor of English. A A., Miami-Dade Community College; B.A., 
MFA, Florida International University 

Carrol Christian, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.P.S., M.S., Barry 
University Ed.D., University of Miami 

Zoila Y. Clark, Assistant Professor of Spanish, B.A., Feminine University of the Sacred Heart, MA., 
M.S., Nova Southeastern University, M.A., Ph.D., Florida International University 
Langston T. Coleman, Associate Professor. B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of 
Wisconsin 

Franklin Coronado, Instructor of Aviation & Safety, B.S., M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical 
University 

Martha Dawson, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Florida International University M.A., 
Ph.D., University of Miami 

Telahun Desalegne, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Haile Selassie University; MA., 
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 

Nicolas C. Diogo, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, B.A., National University of Benin; 
M.S., Ph.D., Barry University 

Althea Duren, Assistant Professor of Reading, B.S., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Ph.D., 
Florida International University 

Barbara Edwards, Associate Professor of Management, B.S., MBA, Bernard Barauch College; DBA, 
Nova Southeastern University 

Michael J. Elliott, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University 
ofFexas at Austin 

Abbass Entessari, Dean, and Professor of Economics, School of Business Administration. B.S., 
University of Tehran; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Howard University 

Renee L. Forbes, Associate Professor of Account, B.S., Tennessee State University; M.S., Clark 
Atlanta University; Ph.D; Argosy University 
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C. Anthony Fraser, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; 
M.A., State University of New York 

Edward J. Good, Instructor of Mathematics; B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.A., University of 
Miami 

Ana Guthrie, Assistant Professor/ Reference Librarian, B.A. University of Florida; M.S. Florida 
State University 

Nelson Hall, Assistant Professor of Music. B.S. Columbia Union College; M.Mus., D.M.A., 
University of Miami 

Augustus Henry, Visiting Instructor, B.S., DeVry University, M.S. Florida Memorial University 
David A. Hodge, Sr., Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., American Baptist College; M.A., Oral 
Roberts University; M.T.S., Emory University; D. Min., Columbia Theological Seminary 
Nathaniel Holmes, Jr., Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, B.A., Florida Memorial 
University; M.S., Christian Theological Seminary; Ph.D., St. Thomas University 
William E. Hopper Jr., Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Director, Center for Urban 
Environmental Studies and Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies. B.S., Oklahoma State 
University; M.S., Florida International University; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina 
Michael W. Hudson, Assistant Professor or Sociology. B.A., Columbia College M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Illinois at Chicago 

Ayivi Huisso, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., University of Beignin; M.S., University of 
Odessa; Ph.D., University of Montreal 

Olivia A. Jackson, Associate Professor of Political Science/Public Administration. B.S., University 
of Florida; M.P.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Miami 

Randy James, Director of the Honors Program and Study Abraod, Associate Professor of English. 
B.A., Louisiana State University.; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of 
Louisiana at Lafayette 

Annamaria Jerome-Raja, Assistant Professor, Exceptional Student Education, B.S., Osmana 
University; M.A. University of Madras, Women's Christian College; Ph.D. Florida International 
University 

William Jong-Ebot, Associate Professor of Communications. B.A., Viterbo College; M.S., University 
of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin -Madison 

Mungbalemwe Rita Koyame-Marsh, Associate Professor of Economics. B.S., University of 
Kinshasa; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign 

Robert Labadie, Professor of Business Administration. B.A., MBA, Columbia University; Ph.D., 
Florida International University 

Thelma Cuttino Lawton, Associate Professor of Education. B.S., South Carolina State University; 
M.S., Indiana University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida 

Cheulho Lee, Associate Professor of Finance. B.S. Seoul National University, MA, Ph.D., Virginia 
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Dolores Lewis, Associate Professor of Reading. B.S., Tougaloo College; M.Ed., Ed.Sp., Jackson State 
University 

Tanner Ying Liu, Associate Professor of Health Education, B.S., China Medical College, M.S., 
Memphis State University, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University 

Milagros Coromoto Loreto, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Mathematics, B.S., M.S., 
Ph.D., Simon Bolivar University 

William D. Lucky, Jr., Assistant Professor of Marketing. B.S., Jackson State University; MBA, 
Ph.D. Florida International University 

Alessandra Manzon-Hernandes, Visiting Instructor of Biology, B.S., University of Miami; M.S. 
Walden University; M.S., James Cook University 

Elaine Marshall-Asfour, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.A., B.S., Tufts 
University; M.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami 

Malia L. McCarrick, Assistant Professor of Tlieater, B.A. Central Michigan University; MA.; 
Western Michigan University 

Abigail C. Mobley-Bellinger, Associate Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Florida A&M 
University, M.Ed., Florida State University, Ph.D., Florida State University 

Melton Mustafa, Associate Professor. B.S., Florida A&M University; M.Mus., University of Miami 
Earl R. Niles, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Princeton 
University; J.D., University of Miami 

Christine Nucci, Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., Hunter College of CUNY; M.S., Brooklyn 
College of CUNY; Ph.D., University Center of CUNY 

Lucy A. Osemota, Head of Reference/ Archives Librarian and Assistant Professor. B.S., M.L.S., 
University of Tennessee 

Gloria Oswald, Director of Library and Technical Services Librarian and Associate Professor. B.S., 
M.L.S., Florida State University 

Kimberly C. Pellegrino, Associate Professor of Management. BBA, Pennsylvania State University, 
MBA, West Virginia University; DBA, Louisiana Tech. University 

Robert J. Pellegrino, MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Marketing. BBA, MBA, 
Western Illinois University; DBA, Louisiana Tech. University 

Debra Perkins, Associate Professor of Management. B.A., Indiana State University, MBA, The 
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Ph.D., Indiana University 

William D. Perry, Assistant Professor of French B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California at 
Berkley 

Alvin Pondexter, Associate Professor of Art. B.S., Florida A&M University; M.A., M.F.A., 
University of Wisconsin at Madison 

Audley G. Reid, Associate Professor of Social Sciences. B.A., University of the West Indies; MTS, 
Emory University; Ph.D., Tlxe Union Institute 

Yvonne C. Ribeiro de Souza-Campbell, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, B.A., 
University of Pretoria; B.S., Vista University; M.S., Ph.D, University of Miami 

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Tamar Franchette Riley, Associate Professor of Education. B.S., Liberty University; M.Ed., Ph.D., 
University of Florida 

Marilyn J. Ross, Professor of Higher Education. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami 
Ivan D. Rothstein, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.S., Kent State; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia 
Tech. 

Christopher Saffici, Associate Professor of Physical Education, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., 
University of Houston 

Mary-Angie Salva-Ramirez, Assistaiit Professor of Communications. B.S., M.A., Universidad Del 
Sagrado Corazon, San Juan Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Wayne State University 
Debora Smith, Visiting Instructor of Reading, B.S., M.S., Florida Memorial University 
Channapatna Shalini, Collection Development and Electronic Resources Librarian, B.S., MLIS., 
Bangalore University; MIS., Florida State University 

Eshagh Shehniyilagh Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Science and Arts of 
Oklahoma; M.S., Ph.D., Tennessee State University 

Marilyn Lee Sherman, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. Southern Illinois University 
Carbondale; M.S., Western Illinois University, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 
Carolina Simon, Visiting Instructor of English, BA. Loyola University; M.A., The University of 
Texas at Dallas 

W. Ruth Sims, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor. B.S., Florida A&M 
University; M.L.S., Florida State University 

Thomas E. Snowden, Associate Professor of Biology. A.S., Montgomery County Community 
College; B.S., Paine College; Ph.D., Meharry Medical College 

Robert J. Steinhoff, Associate Professor of Computer Science. B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; 
M.S., George Mason University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University 

Edward G. Stephenson, Associate Professor of Psychology., B.A., Queens College; Ph.D., 
University of California 

Rose Mary Stiffin, Chairperson, Department of Health and Natural Sciences and Associate 
Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Mississippi Valley State University; M.S., Mississippi State University; 
Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Memphis 

Robert L. Strain, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communications. B.A., MA, Baylor University; Ph.D., 
University of Kansas 

Ethel Alvena Symonette-Johnson, Instructor of Aviation & Safety, B.S., Florida Memorial 
University, M.S., Embry -Riddle Aeronautical University 

Jauquina Sturdivant, Circulation Audio-Visual Media Librarian and Associate Professor. B.A., 
University of Florida; M.L.S., Atlanta University 

Dimitri Tamalis, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., McPherson College; Ph.D. Kansas State 
University 

Rose C. Thevenin, Associate Professor of History. BA. & B.S., State University College of New 
York , College at Buffalo; M.A., University of Miami; Ph.D., Michigan State University 

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Sandra T. Thompson, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Professor of Sociology. 
B.A., Voorhees College; M.A., Fisk University; Ph.D., University of Florida 

Arnold James Tolbert (Captain), Director of Aviation and Assistant Professor, B.A., University of 
South Carolina; M.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., Warren National University 
Wing Tong, Instructor of Computer Science. M.S., B.S., University of Miami; B.S., Fak Ming 
College, Hong Kong 

Priye S. Chris Torulagha, Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of 
Political Science. B.A., M.A., Oklahoma State University; MHR, Ph.D, University of Oklahoma 
Eghosa Ugboma, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems. B.S., M.S., University 
of Paris VIII; DBA., University of Sarasota 

Josefino Z. Villanueva, Instructor of Mathematics, B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines, M.S., 
University of Miami 

Melvin White, Instructor of Music and Director of Ambassador Chorale. B.A., Fougaloo College; 
M.Mus., Ohio State University 

Michelle L. Witherspoon, Assistant Professor Public Speaking, BA. University of Missouri, M.A., 
Wichita State University; Ph.D., Barry University 

Boonserm Wongsaroj, Chairperson, Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics and 
Professor of Engineering and Computer Science. B.S.I.E., University of Oklahoma; M.S.I.E, 
M.S. (CI. S.), University of Miami; Ph.D., Barry University 

Devon A. Wright, Visiting Instructor of History. B.A., M.A., Florida International University 
Richard Yaklich, Associate Professor of Music. B.A., University of Southern Colorado; M.Mus., 
Colorado State University; DMA, University of South Carolina 

Nicole K. Yarling, Assistant Professor of Music, B.A., Baruch College; MA. Feachers' College 
Abbas Hassan Zadegan, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S.F., University of Florida; 
M.S., Florida International University, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University 
Faculty Emeriti 

Helen Bergovoy, Professor Emeritus of Education 
Jesse Silverglate, Professor of Emeritus of Social Science 
Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski, Professor Emeritus of Airway Science 



Professional and Administrative Staff 

Jacklan Alexander, Director of Residential Life, Department of Residential Life. B.S., Florida A&M 
University; M.A., Pepper dine University; M.S., California State University - Los Angeles 
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Lelia Allen-Efford, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar. A. A., Palm Beach junior College; 

B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.B.A., University of Phoenix 

Doris Arnold, Counselor for Student Support Services 

Linda Arnold-Johnson, Residence Hall Director 

Wilkens Auguste, Graduate Recruiter 

Brenda Ausborn, Secretary, Athletics Department; B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Frances Ba, Reference and Archives, Library. B.S., Florida State University 

Regine Beauboeuf, Director of Annual Giving 

Sonianna Barrett-Anderson, Admiiustrative Assistant to the Vice-President for Business and 

Fiscal Affairs 

Kenny Bellinger, Head Men's Basketball Coach. B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Yvonne Bendross, Director, Hospitality Services and Scheduling 

Sophretta Benjamin, Administrative Assistant, School of Business 

Mary Jenell Blake, Executive Assistant to Vice President of Institutional Advancement 

Katrenia Blue, Academic Service Assistant, School of Education 

Marie Boone, Administrative Assistant of Student Affairs 

Archie Bouie, II, Associate Vice President Auxiliary Services 

Alphonso Brewester, Director Budgeting & Cash Management 

Chris Bromfield, Senior Network Engineer, BS, Florida Memorial University 

Darlene Brown, College Reach Out Program Coordinator 

Daniel T. Buggs, Reference Librarian (Part-Fime), College Library. B.A., Voorhees College; M.A., 

Fhe Ohio State University; M.A.L.S., University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 

Alphonso Burnside, Director, Property & Risk Management, B.S., Florida A & M University 

Lucinda Campbell, Living and Learning Advisor 

Patricia T. Carter, Director of Church Relations and Instructor, Freshmen Studies. B.S., Florida 

A&M University; M.Ed., University of Loidsznlle 

Rachel Castrello, Secretary of Grants and Sponsored Research 

Glenn Carter, Purchasing Clerk 

John Rodney Carter, Assistant Director Student Activities 

April Chandler-Thomas, Advancement Services Specialist, Office of Development 

Nehemy Cher-Frere, (Part-Fime) Library Fechnician, College Library. B.S., Florida Memorial 

College; M.S., St. Fhomas University 

Caterina Clark, Copy Center Clerk 

Coby Chessman, Acquisitions Fechnical 

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Eugenia Cole-Russell, Academic Advisor, Freshman Studies. B.S., M.S., Barn/ University 

Kareem J. Coney, Director, Black Male College Explorers Program. M.S., Nova, Southeastern 

University 

Shelia P. Cohen, Director of Alumni Affairs 

Osubi Craig-Bowser, Interim Director of Grants & Sponsored Research 

Regina Cumbie-McPhee, Secretary, Institutional Research 

Treon Cummings, Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admissions. B.S. Florida Memorial College 

Robyn-Anne Davis, Student Account Manager 

Leighton Delvaille, Telecommunication Analyst 1 

Samantha Dennis, Administrative Assistant of Health and Natural Sciences 

Leslie Derne, Library Assistant 

Rodney Dickey, Manager of Technical Support 

Shannon Dixon, Administrative Secretary for the Office of the Provost 

Priscilla Dobbs, Director of Educational Interns, School of Education. B.S., Florida Memorial 

College, M.S., Nova Southeastern University 

David Dobson, Driver, Facilities Management & Plant Operations 

Zefonic Dobynes, Academic Advisor, Freshman Studies. 

Cesar Dominguez, PC Technician, Information Management and Technology 

Rosa Dominguez, Library Technician, College Library. B.A., Union Institute & University 

Balfour Duncan, Cataloging/ Systems Technician, College Library, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Michael Dysart, Library Assistant, College Library 

Lenora Edwards, Admissions Officer, Office of Admissions, B.S., Florida Memorial University 

Paulette Elliott-Whitsett, Academic Service Assistant for School of Business 

Patricia Fleeman, Secretary, Department of Humanities and Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts 

Sharonda L. Ford, Coordinator of Student Publications. B.S., MBA, American Intercontinental 

University 

Christopher Garcia, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball 

Gladys Gonzalez, Director, Evening and Weekend Programs, Continuing Education, B.S., Biscay ne 

College; M.Ed., University of Havana 

Carla Green, Secretary, Office of Church Relations 

Carolyn Green, Living and Learning Advisor 

Mary A. Green, Project Counselor, Student Support Services 

Ana Guthrie, Reference Librarian/ Assistant Professor 

Roberta Habersham, Secretary, Office of the Registrar. B.S., Florida Memorial College 

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Kenrick Hadaway, Assistant Controller 

Walter J. Hale, Academic Advisor, Alumni Affairs. B.S., Florida Memorial College; M.A., Baruch 

College/CUNY 

Sheryl Hampton-Bain, Secretary, Career Development Center 

Irene Handsford, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Laurice Harris, Assistant Director, Office of Human Resource Management/Payroll Management 

Tweedia Hillman, Testing Coordinator, Testing Center 

Hillary J. Hixon, Academic Advisor. B.S., Florida Memorial College, M.S., Nova Southeastern 

University 

Orlando Huertas, Director of Academic & Administrative Systems, BA, Universidad Metropolitan 

de Rio Pidras 

David Jaccarino, Director of Facilities and Plant Operations 

Athena Jackson, Director of Career Development Center, B.S., Texas College, MPA., Florida 

International University 

Kuristan Jackson, Interim Assistant Bursar, Office of the Bursar, BS, Florida Memorial University 

Cynthia Jacobs, Staff Accountant 

Sheila Jenkins-Boone, Senior Project Counselor, Student Support Services, M.S., Barry 

University 

Bamikole Johnson, Cataloging Technician 

Ethel Johnson, Receptionist! Switchboard Operator, Office of the President 

Lois Johnson, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Administration, B.S., 

Florida Memorial College 

Linda G. Johnson, Living and Learning Advisor 

Winifred Jones, Associate Registrar, Registrar's Office, B.S. Florida Memorial College, MBA, 

University of Phoenix 

Delores Joseph, Manager, Accounts Payable, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Willie D. Kemp, Assistant Controller 

Desmond C. King, Library Audio-Visual Media Coordinator. A.A., Miami-Dade Community 

College 

Carla King-Crockett, Academic Advisor, Freshman Studies Department. B.S., Jackson State 

University 

Natosha King, Secretary, Broward Campus 

Natalie Knight, Secretary, Alumni Affairs 



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Cheryl Lacey, Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions Department. A.A., Miami-Dade 

Community College; B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Mirlande Laguerre, Residence Hall Counselor, Residential Life 

Trevor Lewis, Admissions Officer, Office of Admissions 

Sandra Long, Student Accounts Coordinator, Budgeting & Cash Management 

Curtis Major, Fleet Manager/ Driver, Facilities Management & Plant Operations 

C. Vernon Martin, Jr., Director of Student Activities B.S., Lincoln University 

Peggy D. Martin, Director of Admissions. B.S., Tuskegee Institute; M.S., Southern Illinois 

University - Edwardsville 

Terisia Matthew, Secretary, Budgeting and Cash Management 

Montrice McClain, Data Entry Clerk for Admissions 

Shamona McFadden, Counselor 

Toshiba Mitchell, Director of Distance Learning & Instructional Technology, BA, MS and EDS, St. 

Tliomas University 

Valda Mckinney, Living and Learning Adznsor 

Regina C. McPhee, Secretary for Institutional Research/Aviation/Computer Science and 

Mathematics 

Willys G. Michel, Living and Learning Advisor 

Archie Mobley, Bursar, Budgeting and Cash Management, B.S., Florida A&M University 

Carolyn Mosley, Administrative Assistant for University Library 

Ester Nelson, Living and Learning Advisor 

Gus Nero, Residence Hall Counselor, Residential Life, MSW, University of Pittsburgh 

Nelda Nunez-Cortez, Administrative Assistant, Counseling Center 

Phillip O'Hara, Financial Aid Officer 

Shirley Paremore, Director, Broivard Off-Site Campus, Continuing Education, B.S., Barry 

University; MBA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

Wynifreth Pardo, Staff Accountant, Controller's Office 

Wendell Paris, Campus Minister 

Monique Parris, Living and Learning Advisor 

Jubriell Paulk, Secretary, Freshman Studies 

Ann Payne-Nimmons, Secretary for Lou Raiols Center of Performing Arts 

Gloria Penn, Financial Aid Officer, Financial Aid Department, B.S., Mississippi Valley State 

University 

Russell Penn, Living and Learning Advisor 

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Cheryl Phillip, Manager of Procurement and Contract Services, Controller's Office 

Norwyn Phillips, Director of Technical Services, BA, New Jersey State University, MS, Nova 

Southeastern University 

Joyce Powell, Secretary for Residential Instructor 

Richard Qualis, Admissions Officer 

Homer Randle, III, Aviation Recruiter/Instructor 

Joan Redd, Administrative Assistant, Office of Vice President Institutional Advancement, B.A., 

University of Miami 

Lorenzo Reed, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life 

Ayana Reid, System Administrator I 

Sadie Reyes, Library Technician, College Library. B.S., Florida Memorial College 

April Richards, Secretary for the Office of the President 

Roosevelt Richardson, Women's Track Coach, Athletics Department 

Veronica Ricketts, LPN/ Secretary, Health Clinic 

Zachary R. Rinkins, Communications Coordinator 

Magalie Ripert, Mail Center Manager 

Robert Robaina, Part-time Recruiter, Admissions 

Gwendolyn Robinson, Director of Pre-Student Teaching, School of Education. B.S., Bethune- 

Cookman College; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado 

Faye Rodney, Financial Aid Officer, B.S., Barry University of the Bahamas 

Sidra Sargent, Administrative Assistant for Arts & Sciences/ Social Science 

Pomona Seay, Cataloging Technician, College Library, B.S. Florida Memorial University 

Channapatna Shalini, Technology Resource/Librarian & Acquisitions 

Peter L. Shaw, Auxiliary Services Coordinator/ Cafe Supervisor Auxiliary Services 

Natalie Simpson, Web Master/Content Coordinator 

Bernice Smith, Periodicals Librarian (Part-Time), College Library. B.A., M.S.L.S., University of 

Pittsburgh 

David Smith, P.C Technician 

Robert Smith, Athletic Director, and Baseball Coach. Assistant Professor of Physical Education . 

B.S., Lincoln University, M.S., Indiana University 

Rodney Sobelson, Controller 

Ollie W. Speed, Living & Learning Advisor 

James Sterlin, Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admissions 

Latasha Strawder, Assistant Cheerleader Coach, Athletic Department 

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Kozman D. Stroman, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid Department, B.S., Florida 

Memorial College 

Kimberly Tarver, Secretary, Office of the Associate Provost, and Institutional Effectiveness 

Sheryl Thomas, Accounting Assistant, Controller's Office, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Belina Thompson, Administrative Professional for Student Support Services 

Rachel Turner, Assistant, President's Office; B.S., South Carolina State University 

Trevor Walker, Manager, Duplication Center 

Roscoe Warren, Director of Enrollment Management B.S. Georgetown University 

Keith Webb, Library Technical Services Technician, College Library 

Cheryl Wilcher, Periodical Technician, College Library, B.S., Florida Memorial University 

Angela Williams, Secretary, School of Education, B.S., Florida Memorial University 

Argerine Williams, Director, Student Support Services, M.S.W., Barry University 

Edward Williams, Skills Lab Coordinator, Freshman Studies, B.S., Florida Memorial College 

Kim Williams, Secretary for Admissions 

Valerie Williams, Director, Office of Human Resource Management, B.S. Barry University, M.S. 

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CAMPUS DIRECTORY 

Campus Address 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054 

Campus Number (305) 626-3600 

Campus Fax (305) 626-3769 

Academic Standing, Probation, Suspension and Readmission (305) 626-3756 

Academic Affairs Office (305) 623-4223 

Academic Schools 

School of Arts and Sciences, 

Department of: Humanities (305) 626-3128 

Computer Sciences & Mathematics (305) 623-4100 

Criminal Justice, International (305) 623-1408 

Studies & Political Sciences, Public Administration Social Sciences (305) 623-1408 

Visual and Performing Arts (305) 626-3683 
School of Aviation & Security (305) 623-1440 
School of Business Administration (305) 623-4288 
School of Education (305) 623-4279 

Continuing Education (305) 626-3677 
School of Health and Natural Sciences (305) 626-3699 
Admissions (305) 626-3758 e-mail address: admit@fmuniv.edu 
Alumni Affairs (305) 626-3657 
Athletic Department (305) 626-3166 
Bookstore (305) 626-3726 
Career Placement Office (305) 626-3782 
Counseling Office (305) 626-3138 
Financial Aid (305) 626-3742 

Fiscal Affairs (305) 626-3623 University Bursar (305) 626-3739 
Freshman Studies (305) 626-3662 Freshman Year Experience Program (305) 626-3661 Freshman 

Advisement (305) 626-3666 
Health Clinic (305) 626-3760 
Housing (305) 626-3718 
Institutional Advancement (305) 626-3608 
International Students (305) 626-3751 



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Library (305) 626-3641 

Public Relations (305) 626-3624 

Registrar (305) 626-3752 Transcripts (305) 626-3756 

Security (305) 626-3771 

Student Activities (305) 626-3715 

Student Affairs (305) 626-3710 

Student Support Services (305) 626-3721 

Testing (305) 626-3776 

Veterans Affairs/Transfer Credits (305) 430-1169 



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